European Union free trade agreements

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EU Free trade agreements

The European Union has concluded free trade agreements (FTAs) with many countries world-wide and negotiating with many others.

Free trade agreements in force

State Date Notes Relations
 Albania 2009 SAA Potential candidate for EU accession
 Algeria 2005 AA
 Andorra 1991 Customs Union Andorra–EU relations
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2008 Interim SAA Potential candidate for EU accession
 Chile 2003
 Colombia signed 20111

effective August 20132

 Costa Rica signed 20111

effective October 20133

 Egypt 2004 AA
 Faroe Islands 1997 autonomous entity of Denmark Faroe Islands-EU relations
 Honduras August 20132 AA
 Iceland 1973 (EEA since 1992) EEA Negotiating for EU accession
 Israel 2000 AA Israel–EU relations
 Jordan 2002 AA Jordan–EU relations
 Lebanon 2003 AA (FTA provisions in force since 2003) Lebanon–EU relations
 Liechtenstein 1973 EEA Liechtenstein–EU relations
 Republic of Macedonia 2004 SAA Candidate for EU accession
 Mexico 2000 Details Mexico–EU relations
 Montenegro 2010 SAA Negotiating for EU accession
 Morocco 2000 AA Morocco–EU relations
 Nicaragua August 20132
 Norway 1973 (EEA since 1992) EEA Norway–EU relations
 Palestinian Authority 1997 AA Palestine–EU relations
 Panama August 20132
 Peru signed 20111

March 20132

 San Marino 1992 Customs Union San Marino–EU relations
 Serbia 2010 SAA Candidate for EU accession
 South Africa 2000 South Africa–EU relations
 South Korea 2011
Details, provisional application from 1 July 2011 South Korea–EU relations
  Switzerland 1973 EFTA Switzerland–EU relations
 Tunisia 1998 AA
 Turkey 1995 Customs Union: Details Negotiating for EU accession


A Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine was initialled on 19 July 2012.4 It will be signed before the end of 2014.

A European Union Central American Association Agreement was signed with the Central American Common Market in 2011 and is awaiting ratification.

ACP countries

Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) are being implemented for ACP countries.

State Signed Notes
Cameroon 2009
CARIFORUM States 2008 Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago
Ivory Coast 2009
South Korea 2010 Provisionally applied from 2011 but not yet fully ratified


Concluded negotiations

Singapore and European Union concluded their Free Trade negotiations on 17 December 2012.5 They will sign the agreement after all translations and verifications are completed.

Possible negotiations

As of early 2013, the EU and the United States are talking about negotiating for a free trade agreement.


  1. ^ a b c [1] EU signs FTA
  2. ^ a b c d e [2] EU FTA agreements with Colombia and Central America became effective August first
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  4. ^ "Ukraine, EU Initial Deep And Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement With EU". Ukrainian News Agency. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  5. ^ EU, Singapore ink free trade agreement, (19 December 2012)

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