Canada and Denmark are partners and allies in a strong bilateral relationship. Both countries support multilateral solutions for global issues, such as the strengthening of international peace and security, conflict resolution, as well as improving the social and economic well-being of the global community. Canada is represented in Denmark at the Embassy of Canada to Denmark, in Copenhagen, and by an Honorary Consul in Nuuk, Greenland. In Canada, Denmark maintains an Embassy in Ottawa, a Consulate General in Toronto, and honorary consulates in Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Saint John, St. John's, Vancouver and Winnipeg.
Canada and Denmark are both strong trading nations, and share a similar way of doing business. Our economies depend on innovation and knowledge-intensive sectors for growth, and are underpinned by the strengths of our small-to-medium sized companies. Both countries have particularly vibrant agri-food export sectors.
In 2018, Canada's exports to Denmark totalled $370 million. Canada's imports from Denmark in 2018 totalled $1.483 billion.
Trade and investment agreements
Trade and investment agreements involving Canada and Denmark:
- Canada-European Union: Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA)
- World Trade Organization Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA)
- Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
- Agreement on Trade-related Investment Measures (TRIMS)
- General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT)
- General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
- World Trade Organization Information Technology Agreement (ITA)
- World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA)
- World Trade Organization Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA)
For more information, consult trade and investment agreements.
Promoting peace, security and stabilization
Denmark is a strong supporter of multilateralism, including through NATO, which is the cornerstone of Denmark’s defence policy. The Danish Armed Forces are actively engaged around the world, including through NATO’s enhanced Forward Presence in Estonia, the Counter-Daesh Coalition, and the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali.
Partners and organizations
To develop effective responses to today’s most pressing global challenges, Canada and Denmark work closely in multilateral fora, such as:
- The Arctic Council
- European Union
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
- International Criminal Court (ICC)
- Multilateral Organization Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN)
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
- Open Government Partnership (OGP)
- Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
- Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
- The Pacific Alliance
- United Nations (UN)
- United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
- World Trade Organization (WTO)
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