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SACU - European Free Trade Association

SACU and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) States of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland signed the Free Trade Agreement on 26 June 2006. The Agreement entered into force on 1 May 2008.

European Free Trade Association
European Free Trade Association

The Agreement covers trade in goods and makes provision for further engagement on issues related to intellectual property, investment, trade in services and public procurement. The Agreement further establishes a Joint Committee for administering the Agreement and to address the review of the Agreement.

With respect to agriculture, the Agreement provides for concessions on processed agricultural products. Trade in processed agricultural products is covered in an Annex to the main Agreement (Annex III). However, trade in basic agricultural products is covered by separate bilateral agreements between SACU and Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.

EFTA - SACU Free Trade Agreement

The objectives of this Agreement are to:

  1. achieve the liberalisation of trade in goods in conformity with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (hereinafter referred to as “the GATT 1994”);
  2. substantially increase investment opportunities in the free trade area;
  3. promote adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights;
  4. establish a framework for the further development of their trade and economic relations with a view to expanding and enhancing the benefits of this Agreement; and
  5. contribute in this way to the harmonious development and expansion of world trade by the removal of barriers to trade.
Download PDF Document: EFTA - SACU Free Trade Agreement
SACU Iceland Agriculture Agreement
Download PDF Document: SACU Iceland Agriculture Agreement
SACU Norway agriculture agreement
Download PDF Document: SACU Norway agriculture agreement
SACU Switzerland agriculture agreement
Download PDF Document: SACU Switzerland agriculture agreement

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