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Ecuador-European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
 
  Background and Negotiations
   

On 22 June 2015, in Schaan, Liechtenstein, ministers of Ecuador and the EFTA member states --Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland-- signed a Joint Declaration on Cooperation (JDC). The objectives of the Joint Declaration are to further enhance bilateral economic relations and to establish a framework for the expansion, diversification and liberalisation of trade and investment. The Declaration establishes a Joint EFTA- Ecuador Committee to review cooperation in areas referred to in the Declaration, to discuss issues of mutual interest and to formulate recommendations on any relevant subject by consensus.

A year later the signature of the JDC, on 27 June 2016, ministers of Ecuador and the EFTA States formally announced the lanuch of free trade negotiations between Ecuador and the trade bloc.

The first round of negotiations took place on November 14, 2016. The second round of negotiations was in Geneva, Switzerland on February 23-March 3, 2017.

Documents relating to the negotiations
23 February-03 March 2017 Second round of trade negotiations PDF new!
14 November 2016 First Round of negotiations PDF
27 June 2016 EFTA member states and Ecuador lauch free trade negotiations PDF
22 June 2015 EFTA and Ecuador sign Joint Declaration on Cooperation PDF
  bullet  Joint Declaration on Cooperation between the Republic of Ecuador and the EFTA States PDF
Source : EFTA Secretariat; Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Movilidad Humana, República del Ecuador

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Recent Developments
  23 February-03 March 2017. Second Round of negotiations new!
   

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