EFTA’s trade strategy has evolved progressively beyond the confines of the European continent. Since the late 1990s, the EFTA States have "gone global" with the objective of maintaining and strengthening their competitive position in the world. Through EFTA, the Member States have created one of the world's largest networks of preferential trade relations. EFTA's network of free trade agreements (FTAs) secures economic operators preferential access to markets currently of around 440 million consumers outside the European Union.
This interactive map gives an overview of EFTA's preferential trade relations with partners worldwide. You may enlarge the map by scrolling or dragging with the mouse or by using the map's navigation tool. Click on any country shown in colour for more information. A non-interactive jpg version of the FTA map can be downloaded here.
Since the early 1990s, the European Free Trade Association has established an extensive network of contractual free trade relations all over the world.
The EFTA States are currently engaged in negotiations on free trade agreements with the following partners (processes up to the signing of the FTA):
In addition to Free Trade Agreements the EFTA States have concluded Joint Declarations on Cooperation with a number of partners.
In addition to the bilateral technical cooperation provided by the Member States, EFTA provides technical cooperation to assist our partner countries in harmonising their statutory frameworks and implementing current regulations to facilitate trade.
This page contains information regarding customs and origin matters in the EFTA States.
This section contains annually updated trade statistics for selected trading partners.
The WTO’s monitoring of Free Trade Agreements.