Canada is regularly referred to as a trading nation, with total trade accounting for more than two-thirds of its GDP (the second highest level in the G7 after Germany).   Of all of this trade, approximately 75% are wiretapped with countries that are part of free trade agreements with Canada, particularly with the United States through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  At the end of 2014, bilateral trade in Canada reached $1 trillion for the first time.  Learn more about Canada`s trade and investment agreements: types of contracts and the gradual development of trade and investment agreements. Use the drop-down menu to search for an agreement by grouping of countries, type of contract or status. Or use the filter option to search for keywords. Canada is currently conducting exploratory discussions on bilateral or multilateral free trade agreements with the following countries and trade blocs, although formal negotiations have not yet begun: Australia has trade initiatives or trade agreements with the countries or groups of countries listed in the table below. For all shipments of fresh produce, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) requires a sales confirmation form to prove that a firm sales contract has been entered into. It is checked by Canadian customs at the point of entry and forwarded to the CFIA.
For foodstuffs arriving in Canada, CFIA requires you to provide an import declaration providing information on products and packaging related to the batch. These forms are available from the CFIA or any customs broker. Under the Canada-Australia Trade Agreement (CANATA), products that are the manufacture or manufacture of Canada benefit from reduced tariffs upon entry into Australia, provided they comply with the rules of origin agreed under this agreement. Free trade agreements provide a mechanism to facilitate trade in goods. Each agreement contains information and links to legislation, guidelines and opinions on rules of origin and access to preferential rates. The North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico came into force on January 1, 1994 and created the world`s largest post-GDP free trade region. Until 2014, NAFTA`s GDP was estimated at more than $20 trillion, with a market of 474 million people.   Based on this success, Canada continues to negotiate free trade agreements with more than 40 countries and has free trade agreements, most recently with South Korea, Canada`s first free trade agreement with an Asia-Pacific partner. Since 2018, Canada has also concluded two other important multilateral trade agreements: the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement with 10 other Pacific countries.  On September 21, 2017, CETA was provisionally implemented, immediately removing 98% of the EU`s customs positions on Canadian products.  Canada is currently the only G7 country to have free trade agreements with all other G7 countries.