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Canada and Cyprus enjoy close bilateral relations through our shared membership in a number of multilateral organizations. Canada is represented at a Consulate in Nicosia. Cyprus maintains a High Commission in Ottawa.
While the commercial relationship between Canada and Cyprus is modest, Canada has improved its already good commercial relations with the Cypriots. In 2018, bilateral merchandise trade with Cyprus was $18.18 million. Canadian exports totalled $13.9 million, while imports were $4.2 million.
The Canada-Cyprus Tax Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation was signed on May 2, 1984. In 2010, the Cyprus-Canada Business Association was established under the auspices of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, aiming to enhance bilateral trade relations.
Partnerships and organizations
To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Cyprus work closely in multilateral fora, such as:
- European Union (EU)
- The Commonwealth
- La Francophonie
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
- United Nations (UN)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- World Trade Organization (WTO)
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