Free trade partner of Switzerland

Overview

Europe Status / comments
EFTA-Convention1,2 Entry into force: 3 May 1960
European Community (EC)3 Entry into force: 1 January 1973; bilateral CH-EC
Faeroe Islands Entry into force: 1 March 1995; bilateral CH-Faeroe
North Macedonia Entry into force: 1 May 2002
Albania Entry into force: 1 November 2010
Serbia Entry into force: 1 October 2010
Ukraine Entry into force: 1 June 2012
Montenegro
Entry into force: 1 September 2012
Bosnia-Herzegovina Entry into force: 1 January 2015
Georgia
Entry into force: 1 May 2018
United Kingdom Entry into force: 1 January 2021; bilateral CH-UK
Moldova In negotiations
Customs union Russia -Belarus-Kazakhstan Negotiation suspended
The EFTA States have signed Declarations on cooperation with the following partners: Kosovo
Mediterranean basin Status / comments
Turkey Entry into force on 01.04.1992; modernised agreement entry into force on 01.10.2021
Israel Entry into force: 1 July 1993
Palestinian Authority Entry into force: 1 July 1999
Morocco Entry into force: 1 December 1999
Jordan Entry into force: 1 September 2002
Tunisia Application since 1 June 2005 ; Entry into force: 1 June 2006
Lebanon Entry into force: 1 January 2007
Egypt Application since 1 August 2007. Entry into force: 1 September 2008
Algeria Negotiation suspended
Worldwide Status / comments
Mexico Entry into force: 1 July 2001
Singapore Entry into force: 1 January 2003
Chile Entry into force: 1 December 2004
Republic of Korea Entry into force: 1 September 2006
SACU4 Entry into force: 1 May 2008
Canada Entry into force: 1 July 2009
Japan Entry into force: 1 September 2009. Bilateral CH-Japan
Colombia Entry into force: 1 July 2011
Peru Entry into force: 1 July 2011
Hong Kong Entry into force: 1 October 2012
Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)5 Entry into force: 1 July 2014
China Entry into force: 1 July 2014, bilateral Switzerland - China
Central American States6 Entry into force: 29 August 2014 (Panama and Costa Rica)
Philippines Entry into force: 1 June 2018
Ecuador Entry into force: 1 November 2020
Thailand
In negotiations
Indonesia Entry into force: 1 November 2021
India
In negotiations
Vietnam In negotiations
Malaysia In negotiations
MERCOSUR7   In negotiations
The EFTA States have signed Declarations on cooperation with the following partners: Mongolia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Myanmar and Nigeria.
1 Without indication, the agreements have been concluded within the framework of EFTA
2 Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland
3 EU 27
4 South African Custom Union: South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho and Namibia 
5 Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
6 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and Panama
7 Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay  

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