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Canada - Israel
Text of the agreement
  Background and Negotiations
   

On 31 July 1996, Canada and Israel signed a Free Trade Agreement. The Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement entered into force on 01 January 1997.

   
  Expansion and Modernisation of the Agreement
   

On 21 january 2014, the Prime Minister of Canada annouced the launch of negotiations to expand and modernize the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement. The first round of negotiations took place in Israel, from 3 to 9 February 2014. The second and third round of negotiations were held in Ottawa, Canada on 26-29 May and 7-11 December, respectively.

On 21 July 2015, the Government of Canada announced the conclusion of negotiations toward an expanded and modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA). Canada and Israel signed the modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) on May 28, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec. The 1997 Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement continues to apply until the Canada-Israel Free Trade Amending Protocol 2018, signed in Montreal on May 28 2018, enters into force.

Documents relating to the expansion and modernisation of the agreement
28 May 2018 Montreal, Canada. Canada and Israel sign modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) PDF
21 July 2015 Canada announces the conclusion of negotiations toward an expanded and modernized Canada-Israel FTA PDF
07-11 December 2014 Third round of negotiations to expand and modernize the Canada-Israel FTA PDF
26-29 May 2014 Second round of negotiations to expand and modernize the Canada-Israel FTA PDF
03-09 February 2014 First round of negotiations to expand and modernize the Canada-Israel FTA PDF
Source: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

  Text of the modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA)
   
28 May 2018 Canada-Israel Free Trade Amending Protocol 2018 
28 May 2018 Text of the modernized Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) 
Source: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

 

  Entry into Force
   

On May 27, 2019, an Act to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act obtained royal assent.

Documents relating to the Entry into Force
27 May 2019 Ottawa, Canada. An Act to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act obtains royal assent PDF New!
Source: Government of Canada
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Recent Developments
  27 May 2019. An Act to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act obtains royal assent New!

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