Malta Trade Agreements

The new agreement aims to stimulate new investment, facilitate the work of Maltese workers in Canada and encourage our SMEs to open new markets abroad. Businesses of all sizes in cities across Malta already export a wide range of goods and services to Japan. Canada is Malta`s 7th largest merchandise export market outside the EU. CETA will achieve significant savings on tariffs by eliminating tariffs on 99% of all tariff headings, 98% of which will be eliminated as soon as they enter into force. Malta will benefit from the reduction in tariffs on virtually all its exports, in particular on pharmaceuticals, machinery, electrical appliances and chemicals. The Maltese ICT sector will need assistance in the areas of software development and process management. The ICT sector is considered an important investment sector in Malta and there are opportunities for ICT infrastructure development and innovative solutions. Malta`s existing product plans will be revised in due to its accession to the European Union. . Move the mouse over a dispute number in the following table to display the title of the dispute.

Click the dispute number to go to a page with detailed information about the dispute. On this page you will find important information about Malta`s participation in the WTO. Malta has been a member of the WTO since 1 January 1995 and a member of GATT since 17 November 1964. Since 1 May 2004, it has been a Member State of the European Union (read more). All EU Member States are members of the WTO, as is the EU (officially known by the WTO as the European Community for legal reasons until 30 November 2009). .