European Union free trade agreements

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EU Free trade agreements
  European Union
  Agreement in force
  Agreement provisionally applied
  Agreement signed, but not applied
  Agreement initialled, not signed

The European Union has concluded free trade agreements (FTAs)[1] and other agreements with a trade component with many countries world-wide and is negotiating with many others.[2]

Free trade agreements in force[edit]

State Signed Provisional
Application
In Force Notes Relations
 Akrotiri and Dhekelia 2003 2004[3] Customs union
 Albania 2006 2006[a] 2009[4] SAA Candidate for EU accession
 Algeria 2002 2005[5] Euro-mediterranean AA
 Andorra 1990 1991[6] Customs union Andorra–EU relations
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2008 2008[a] 2015[7] SAA Potential candidate for EU accession
 Chile 2002 2003 2005[8] AA[9]
 Egypt 2001 2004[10] Euro-mediterranean AA
 Faroe Islands 1996 1997[11] Autonomous entity of Denmark Faroe Islands-EU relations
 Georgia 2014 2014 2016[12] AA incl DCFTA Georgia–EU relations
Bailiwick of Guernsey 1972 1973[13]
 Iceland 1992 1994[14] EEA Negotiating for EU accession
 Isle of Man 1972 1973[13] Customs union
 Israel 1995 1996[a][15] 2000[16] Euro-Mediterranean AA Israel–EU relations
Bailiwick of Jersey 1972 1973[13] Customs union
 Jordan 1997 2002[17] Euro-Mediterranean AA Jordan–EU relations
 Kosovo 2015 2016[18] SAA Kosovo–EU relations
 Lebanon 2002 2006[19] Euro-Mediterranean AA Lebanon–EU relations
 Liechtenstein 1992 1995[14] EEA Liechtenstein–EU relations
 Republic of Macedonia 2001 2001[a] 2004[20] SAA Candidate for EU accession
 Mexico 1997 2000[21] FTA[22][23] Mexico–EU relations
 Moldova 2014 2014 2016[24] AA incl DCFTA Moldova–EU relations
 Monaco 1958 Franco-Monegasque Treaty (customs union)
 Montenegro 2007 2008[a] 2010[25] SAA Negotiating for EU accession
 Morocco 1996 2000[26] Euro-Mediterranean AA Morocco–EU relations
 Norway 1992 1994[14] EEA Norway–EU relations
 EU's Overseas Countries and Territories 2001 2001[27][28] Association of the OCTs with the EU
 Palestinian Authority 1997 1997[29] Euro-Mediterranean AA Palestine–EU relations
 San Marino 1991 1992[b] 2002[30] Customs union San Marino–EU relations
 Serbia 2008 2010[a] 2013[31] SAA Negotiating for EU accession
 South Africa 1999 2000[32] 2004[33] ATDC[c] South Africa–EU relations
 South Korea 2010 2011 2015[34] FTA[35] South Korea–EU relations
  Switzerland 1972
1999
1973[36]
2002[37]
Trade agreement
Bilateral I agreements
Switzerland–EU relations
 Tunisia 1995 1998[38] Euro-Mediterranean AA
 Turkey 1995[d] 1995[39] Customs union Negotiating for EU accession

Agreements provisionally applied[edit]

State Signed Provisional
Application
Ratification Notes Relations
CARIFORUM States 2008 2008
28 / 43
[40]
EPA
Eastern and Southern Africa States
 Comoros[e]
 Madagascar
 Mauritius
 Seychelles
 Zambia[e]
 Zimbabwe
2009 2012
2 / 34
[41]
Interim Agreement for establishing a framework for an EPA
Central America
 Costa Rica
 Guatemala
 Honduras
 Nicaragua
 Panama
 El Salvador
2012 2013
22 / 34
[42]
AA
 Colombia
 Peru
2012[43] 2013
26 / 30
[44]
FTA[45]
 Cameroon[f] 2009 2014
14 / 29
[46]
Interim agreement with a view to an EPA
 Ukraine 2014 2016
28 / 31
[47][48]
AA incl DCFTA Ukraine–EU relations

Agreements signed but not (provisionally) applied[edit]

State Negotiations Concluded Signed Provisional
Application
Ratification Notes
 Côte d'Ivoire 2009 2009 no
16 / 29
[49]
Stepping Stone EPA
South African Development Community members
 Botswana
 Lesotho
 Mozambique
 Namibia
 South Africa
 Swaziland
15 July 2014 10 June 2016 no
0 / 34
[50]
Economic Partnership Agreement

Agreements finalised (negotiations concluded, but not signed)[edit]

State Negotiations Concluded Signed Provisional
Application
Ratification Notes
West Africa
 Benin
 Burkina Faso
 Cape Verde
 Ivory Coast
 Gambia
 Ghana
 Guinea
 Guinea-Bissau
 Liberia
 Mali
 Niger
 Nigeria
 Senegal
 Sierra Leone
 Togo
 Mauritania
6 February 2014 No Economic Partnership Agreement[51][52]
 Ecuador July 2014 No Free Trade Agreement[53]
 Canada August 2014 No Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement[54]
 Singapore 17 October 2014 No Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement,[55] subject to CJEU Opinion 2/15 (do member states also have to sign?)
 Vietnam 2 December 2015 No Free Trade Agreement[56]
Eastern African Community members
 Burundi
 Kenya
 Rwanda
 Tanzania
 Uganda
16 October 2014 No Economic Partnership Agreement[57]

Negotiating[edit]

  • Gulf Cooperation Council (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates) since 1990, negotiations are suspended since 2008

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Entry into force of Interim Agreement
  2. ^ Interim Agreement
  3. ^ Agreement on Trade, Development and Cooperation
  4. ^ Decision of the EC-Turkey Association Council
  5. ^ a b did not sign
  6. ^ not Cameroon, but the Central Africa Party signed the agreement

References[edit]

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  3. ^ Act concerning the conditions of accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia and the Slovak Republic and the adjustments to the Treaties on which the European Union is founded - Protocol No 3 on the sovereign base areas of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on Cyprus
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  32. ^ "Agreement in the form of an Exchange of Letters between the Community and South Africa, which provides for the provisional application of a portion of the Agreement on Trade, Development and Cooperation between the European Community and its Member States, on the one part, and the Republic of South Africa, on the other part". Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
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  39. ^ Decision No 1/95 of the EC-Turkey Association Council of 22 December 1995 on implementing the final phase of the Customs Union
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  41. ^ "Interim Agreement establishing a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement between the Eastern and Southern Africa States, on the one part, and the European Community and its Member States, on the other part". Agreements Database, Council of the European Union. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  42. ^ "Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America on the other". Agreements Database, Council of the European Union. Retrieved 28 October 2015. 
  43. ^ [1] EU signs FTA
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  45. ^ [2] EU FTA agreements with Colombia and Central America became effective August first
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  53. ^ http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/regions/andean-community/
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  56. ^ http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/vietnam/
  57. ^ http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/regions/eac/
  58. ^ European Union Seeks Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Intervention to Resume Trade Talks
  59. ^ EU keen to restart FTA negotiations with India
  60. ^ EU Keen to Resume Negotiations on Stalled BTIA With India
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