On 31 May 1999, in Ottawa, Canada, the countries of the Andean Community -- Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela -- signed a Trade and Investment Cooperation Agreement (TICA) with the Government of Canada.
On 7 August 2002, the Government of Canada announced the intention to begin preliminary talks with the members of the Andean Community on a possible free trade agreement. Canada, Colombia and Peru announced the launch of negotiations towards a free trade agreement on 7 June 2007. On 26 January 2008, after three rounds of negotiations, Canada and Peru concluded their FTA.
On 29 May 2008, Canada and Peru sign a free trade agreement after ten months of negotiations.
In March 2009, the Government of Canada introduced legislation to implement the Canada-Peru and the Canada-Colombia Free Trade, Labour Cooperation and Environment Agreements in the House of Commons.
On 18 June 2009, the Government of Canada announced that legislation to implement Canada’s free
trade agreement with Peru had been adopted by the Parliament and received Royal Assent. The Government also announced that it would work to have its FTA with Peru, including parallel agreements on labour co-operation and environment, implemented by as early as July 1st.
The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Canada and
Peru came into force on August 1st,
|Documents relating to the negotiations
- Peru FTA comes into effect
|18 June 2009
|| Legislation to implement Canada’s free trade agreement with Peru was adopted by the Parliament and received Royal Assent
|26 March 2009
||Canada introduces legislation to implement Colombia and Peru Free Trade Agreements
|29 May 2008
Canada and Peru sign FTA
|26 January 2008
||Davos, Switzerland. Canada and Peru conclude free trade negotiations
|04 December 2007
||Lima, Peru. IV round of free trade negotiations Canada-Colombia-Peru
|05 October 2007
||Bogota, Colombia. III round of free trade negotiations Canada-Colombia-Peru
|10 September 2007
||Bogota, Colombia. II round of free trade negotiations Canada-Colombia-Peru
|20 July 2007
Lima, Peru. First round of free trade negotiations Canada-Peru
|07 June 2007
||Canada, Colombia and Peru announce launch of free trade negotiations
|07 August 2002
||Canada to begin talks on a proposed FTA with the Andean countries
|31 May 1999
||Trade and Investment Cooperation Arrangement between the Government of Canada and the Government of the Andean Community
| Source: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada; Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo, Perú; Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, Colombia; Office of the Prime Minister, Canada