Canada Russia Trade Agreements
Parliament`s “Trade and Investment” series provides information on Canada`s trade and investment relationships with the world and selected countries. It also describes the trade relationship of each of Canada`s 10 provinces and three territories with the world. In addition, Canada`s trade relations with each of the 50 U.S. states are presented. The North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico came into force on January 1, 1994 and created the world`s largest post-GDP free trade region. Until 2014, NAFTA`s GDP was estimated at more than $20 trillion, with a market of 474 million people.   Based on this success, Canada continues to negotiate free trade agreements with more than 40 countries and has free trade agreements, most recently with South Korea, Canada`s first free trade agreement with an Asia-Pacific partner. Since 2018, Canada has also concluded two other important multilateral trade agreements: the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union and the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement with 10 other Pacific countries.  On September 21, 2017, CETA was provisionally implemented, immediately removing 98% of the EU`s customs positions on Canadian products.
 Canada is currently the only G7 country to have free trade agreements with all other G7 countries. Free trade with the last G7 country, Japan, began with the entry into force of the CPTPP on 30 December 2018. The first trade agreement between Canada and a foreign country was negotiated with France in 1893 and came into force in 1895; that same year, the first Trade Commissioner arrived at his post in Sydney, Australia. The agreement gave both countries the status of the most favoured nation and the broad minimum tariffs on certain goods, such as canned Canadian meat, fish and fruit. The British also insisted that Canada extend the treatment to it and to the countries with which it had contracts, including Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Russia. The recent Canada-Russia Economic Summit was organized on June 1, 2011 in Ottawa by CERBA, in coordination with the Government of Canada and the Russian government.