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The European Free Trade Association is a free trade organization consisting of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland

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Is there an advantage in being a member of the EFTA, but not a member of the EU?

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) is a regional trade organization and free trade area consisting of four European states: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.[4] The organization ...
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Is EFTA membership compatible with EU Customs Union membership?

Suppose a country wishes to join EFTA and also join the EU Customs Union (but not the EU itself), could it do so in the long term? I suspect that membership of both is impossible because membership ...
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Why is there so little support for joining EFTA in the British parliament?

What are disadvantages of joining European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and negotiating deals similar to the ones between the EU and Switzerland? It would eliminate the need for a hard border in ...
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Is it possible for the UK to be a member of the EFTA and CPTPP simultaneously?

Theoretically, is there any law or arrangement that would prevent the UK from being part of the European Free Trade Association and the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific ...
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If the UK leaves the EU but joins the EEA, what happens to non-EU trade?

If the UK joins the EEA but leaves the EU, I understand it will have free trade with the EU via EFTA. What about trade with all the non-EU countries? I understand that the UK would not benefit from ...
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Do EEA members benefit from EU free trade deals?

Consider a country that is a member of the EEA (but not the EU) and also the EFTA. If the EU negotiates a zero tariff free trade deal with Costa Rica, say, do EEA/EFTA counties also benefit from this ...
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Could a post-no-deal-Brexit UK urgently join EFTA and access the ESM that way?

EFTA is a free-trade organisation of Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. Three of those are members of the EEA, Switzerland has bilateral agreements with the EU, such that all ...
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