The free trade agreement between Canada and the European Free Trade Association is a trade agreement between Canada and the member countries of the European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein). Signed on 26 January 2008 in Davos, Switzerland, it came into force on 1 July 2009. The agreement aims to eliminate all tariffs on goods between Canada and EFTA members. On October 9, 1998, the Canadian government announced free trade negotiations with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein. The agreement contains provisions on trade facilitation, under which contracting parties simplify trade procedures for related products and services, promote multilateral cooperation among themselves, and cooperate within the joint committee to facilitate trade. (b) promote the harmonious development of economic relations between Canada and EFTA states by developing reciprocal exchanges to promote economic activity in Canada and EFTA states; Most industrial products, including fish and other seafood, will have duty-free access to the relevant markets as soon as the agreement comes into force. For ships, ships and floating structures imported into Canada, tariffs will be eliminated after a transitional period of up to 15 years. The agreement aims to liberalize and facilitate trade in goods in accordance with the relevant WTO provisions. Most industrial products, including fish and other seafood, will have duty-free access to the relevant markets as soon as the agreement comes into force. Marginal Note: Non-implementation of water agreements On May 5, 2008, Canada introduced legislation to Parliament on the implementation of the free trade agreement. However, the implementing legislation was no longer passed on September 9, 2008 when the legislative elections were declared in Canada. Legislation on the implementation of the free trade agreement was re-introduced by Canada`s Minister of International Trade, which was introduced on January 28, 2009 in the House of Commons to implement the free trade agreement. 7 For safety, this law, agreement or bilateral agreements do not apply to natural surface or groundwater in liquid, gaseous or solid state.
2. The agreement and bilateral agreements are published in the „Treaty of Canada“ series. The CTATA consists of a major free trade agreement on industrial products and certain processed agricultural products and three bilateral agricultural agreements signed with Norway, Iceland and Switzerland on certain agricultural products.