Canada – Pacific Alliance Free Trade Agreement
Canada is currently negotiating a possible free trade agreement with the Pacific Alliance Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru. The Pacific Alliance countries comprise over 225 million consumers and constitute an important strategic market with a combined GDP of $ 2.7 trillion (2018). In June 2017, the Pacific Alliance invited Canada, along with Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, to become Associated States, which requires each candidate Associated State to negotiate an FTA with the Pacific Alliance. Canada announced the launch of FTA negotiations with the Pacific Alliance on October 22, 2017. An FTA with the Pacific Alliance offers the possibility to modernize and streamline our existing trade agreements with the Pacific Alliance countries, achieve incremental market access improvements where possible, promote an inclusive approach to trade, and reiterate the importance of a rules-based trading system at a time of growing protectionism.
Services and information
Overview of Canada’s relations with the Pacific Alliance, links and more.
Information about a possible FTA with the Pacific Alliance, public consultations and more.
Country fact sheet
Economic information and trade statistics.
- Between 2016 and 2018, on average, Chile was Canada’s second-largest trading partner in South America.
- Bilateral merchandise trade between Canada and Chile was $2.8 billion in 2018, an almost four-fold increase since the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force in 1997.
- Colombia was Canada’s third largest merchandise export destination in South America after Brazil and Chile for 2017.
- Since 2010, bilateral merchandise trade between Canada and Colombia has increased by approximately 16%, reaching $2 billion in 2018.
- Over the past decade, Peru has been one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America, with an annual growth rate of 3.9% in 2018.
- Peru has been Canada’s third-largest bilateral trading partner in South America, on average, between 2016 and 2018.
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