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  European Free Trade Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The EFTA Surveillance Authority performs the European Commission's role as "guardian of the treaties" for the EFTA countries, while the EFTA Court performs the European Court of Justice's role for those countries.
The EFTA Secretariat is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
EFTA also originated the Hallmarking Convention and the Pharmaceutical Inspection Convention, both of which are open to non-EFTA states.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/EFTA   (762 words)

  
 EFTA | Who We Are   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
EFTA presents numerous opportunities throughout the year for members to hear directly from legislators and regulators who make and implement public policy, as well as with industry leaders who share their experience and insights.
The experienced and dedicated EFTA government relations staff is committed to ensuring that our members’ legislative and regulatory concerns are heard and addressed; Congressional and federal agency relationships continue to be forged, cultivated and nurtured; most importantly, our reputation remains that of a well-respected, valuable, and knowledgeable organization on Capitol Hill and throughout the Administration.
EFTA also provided comments on behalf of its members to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as it considers how to deal with the explosive growth of prepaid cards, which is changing the face of consumer payments.
www.efta.org /who.htm   (1038 words)

  
 efta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The treaty was signed on January 4, 1960 in Stockholm and is known as the Stockholm Convention.
The Portugal Fund was established in 1975 when Portugal was still a member of EFTA, to provide funding for the development and reconstruction of Portugal after the end of the fascist dictatorship.
Norwegians have rejected in a vote to join the EU on two occasions, at the time of the first election (1972) their historical and geographical neighbours the Danes joined.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /EFTA.html   (666 words)

  
 Efta European Fair Trade Association promoting fair trade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
EFTA aims to raise the awareness of decision-makers and the general public regarding the current imbalances in international production and trade and the negative impact on marginalised producers in the South.
EFTA also coordinates campaigns on specific issues which impact on products which are important for Southern countries and the Fair Trade movement such as cocoa, coffee, rice.To facilitate these aims, in 1995 EFTA established an office in Brussels with the specific mandate to carry out advocacy and lobby work towards political and commercial decision-makers.
EFTA also publishes a variety of materials on Fair Trade issuses in general such as "The Challenge of Fair Trade"; "Facts and Figures on the Fair Trade sector in 18 European Countries"; EFTA Advocacy Newsletter and a variety of product specific newsletters, studies and positions.
www.eftafairtrade.org /efta.asp   (543 words)

  
 Canada-EFTA
EFTA was established as a pragmatic organization whose main purpose was to operate a free trade area among its Members.
The remaining EFTA members still constitute a considerable portion of the European Union's external trade: 13.4% of its imports and 12.3% of its exports in 1995.
EFTA free trade agreements defer to the multilateral trade regime in respect of technical barriers, public procurement, intellectual property and contain only a general provision for cooperation on services and investment.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /tna-nac/back-en.asp   (778 words)

  
 The EFTA Secretariat: The EEA Agreement
The amount of the contribution of the EFTA States shall be additional, both in commitment appropriations and in payment appropriations, to the amounts entered for the Community in the general budget on each line corresponding to the activities concerned.
The Annexes to this Agreement and Protocols 1 to 7, 9 to 11, 19 to 27, 30 to 32, 37, 39, 41 and 47, as appropriate, may be amended by a decision of the EEA Joint Committee in accordance with Articles 93 (2), 99, 100, 102 and 103.
The EC Commission shall ensure experts of the EFTA States as wide a participation as possible according to the areas concerned, in the preparatory stage of draft measures to be submitted subsequently to the committees which assist the EC Commission in the exercise of its executive powers.
secretariat.efta.int /Web/EuropeanEconomicArea/EEAAgreement/EEAAgreement   (8239 words)

  
 EFTA - åbent som alternativ til EU
I den idylliske schweiziske by Geneve ligger hovedkvarteret for den europæiske frihandelsorganisation EFTA i godt selskab mellem FNs europæiske hovedkvarter, hovedkvarteret for Røde Kors og andre internationale organisationer.
EFTA har en frihandelsaftale med EU, hvilket giver fuld til markedet i EU.
EFTA har sekretariat i Geneve, Bruxelles og Luxemburg.
www.folkebevaegelsen.dk /visartikel.php?artikelnr=815   (580 words)

  
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EFTA is served by three institutions: the EFTA Secretariat, the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court.
At its Headquarters in Geneva the EFTA Secretariat serves the EFTA Council and its substructure in implementing the EFTA Convention and free trade agreements worldwide.
In Brussels, the Secretariat serves the EFTA Standing Committee and its substructure, the EEA Joint Committee and the EEA Council in implementing the EEA Agreement providing for the extension of the EC Internal Market to Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.
www.efta.int   (348 words)

  
 John Derbyshire on National Review Online
"EFTA" stands for "the Easier-for-Them Association." The aim of this secret brotherhood is to infiltrate all organizations whose chartered purpose is to serve the public in some way.
I bet those teachers all have EFTA decoder rings.
Norman Mineta (another Democrat, natch) is very obviously an EFTA operative.
www.nationalreview.com /derbyshire/derbyshire022602.shtml   (1653 words)

  
 Jordan signs understanding with EFTA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The memorandum with the EFTA group, comprising Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein is designed to help Jordan freely market its products in these countries, said the minister.
EFTA membership would allow Jordan to receive technical and financial assistance from EFTA countries to support economic reforms, attract European investment and modernise the country's infrastructure services, according to the minister.
The agreement with EFTA, Hadid continued, opens the way for Jordan's exports to reach those countries, and help adjust the deficit in the balance of trade, which is in EFTA's favour.
www.jordanembassyus.org /06262001004.htm   (242 words)

  
 The European Economic Area (EEA) - Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Through the double impact of the participation in the decision shaping and the high level of integration of Community acquis into their national legislation, the EEA EFTA States are, of all the countries associated with the Union, technically the most closely linked to the EU.
Politically, however, the fact that EU membership is not on the current agenda for any of the EEA EFTA countries distinguishes them from other close neighbours, who have EU membership as a declared objective.
As one of the primary obligations under the Agreement is to ensure equal conditions of competition, the substantive competition rules of the Agreement correspond to the Community acquis in this area.
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/eea   (770 words)

  
 Mexico-EFTA Free Trade Agreement
Demonstrating that it can be done with NAFTA participants, the Swiss government announced on November 6 that Mexico and the European Free Trade Association have concluded a free-trade agreement.
EFTA nations' banks, insurers, and other service providers will enjoy the same conditions in Mexico as those accorded the EU.
Reflecting domestic policy pressures, agricultural trade will be regulated by individual agreements between the EFTA countries and Mexico.
www.thunderlake.com /mexefta.html   (191 words)

  
 Efta, Charles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Dayne Efta, Justin Stanislawski and Shawn Stanislawski were servers, and Elizabeth Klein was reader.
Charles William Efta was born on April 2, 1955 at Greenbush, the son of Raymond and June (Szymanski) Efta.
Charles was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
www.trftimes.com /obits/Efta_Charles.htm   (229 words)

  
 EFTA
The EFTA Surveillance Authority performs the European Commission's role as "guardian of the treaties" for the EFTA countries, while the EFTA Court performs the
Council of the European Union by way of letter that they considered that giving the EU institutions powers with respect to non-EU member states would be a violation of the treaties, and therefore the current arrangement was developed instead.
The EFTA members, except for Switzerland, are also members of the
www.findthelinks.com /politics/EFTA.htm   (572 words)

  
 The EFTA Court   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The EFTA Court is to consist of independent judges to be appointed by common accord of the governments of the EFTA States for a term of six years, although every three years there should be a partial replacement of the judges.
The EFTA States have instead chosen to entrust the EFTA Court with a corresponding competence to give advisory opinions in light of the need for and importance of the existence of a procedure similar to the preliminary rulings.
The EFTA States can in their internal legislation limit the right to make such a request to courts and tribunals against whose decisions there is no judicial remedy under national law.
www.eipa.nl /Eipascope/94/2/1.htm   (2207 words)

  
 association for family therapy -european activities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
EFTA is the Europe Wide Organisation with the European Association of Psychotherapy, managing the Euro Certificate of Psychotherapy.
EFTA has successfully reorganised and now has three autonomous chambers, one of which is the Training Institutes Chamber (TIC).
EFTA is not providing accreditation but wishes to establish agreed standards to facilitate exchange between family therapists across Europe.
www.aft.org.uk /mainpages/europe.html   (325 words)

  
 Regional and Bilateral Initiatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Following extensive consultations to gauge Canadians' interests and sensitivities, the Government of Canada announced the launch of negotiations with the EFTA countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) on October 9, 1998.
EFTA countries are developed, modern economies, offering state-of-the-art technology as well as significant potential markets for competitive Canadian exporters.
Foreign direct investment from EFTA members into Canada in 2001 amounted to more than $10 billion and was concentrated in natural resource-based sectors.
www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca /tna-nac/efta-e.asp   (487 words)

  
 bilaterals.org | NGOs request "EFTA countries shall not endanger public health and food security in Southern ...
EFTA’s free trade agreements with Chile from 26 June 2003 and with Lebanon from 24 June 2004).
EFTA countries seek to introduce intellectual property provisions on medicines that would make it more difficult to introduce cheap generic medicines and therefore restrict access to medicines (up to 10 years protection on test data for market approval, up to 5 years patent extension).
In agriculture, EFTA countries want to introduce intellectual property provisions that would prevent farmers to freely re-use and exchange their seeds (even when there is a drought).
www.bilaterals.org /article-print.php3?id_article=928   (639 words)

  
 The Korea Times : Korea to Sign 3rd Free Trade Accord With EFTA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
EFTA consists of four members _ Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland _ and its trade accounts for 2 percent of the world’s merchandise trade.
The EFTA also agreed to provide favorable benefits to products made at the Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea and so that they will be treated as if produced in the South.
Korean exports to the EFTA accounts for 0.6 percent of the nation’s total outbound shipments, while imports to the region takes 1.1 percent of the total inbound shipments as of 2004.
times.hankooki.com /lpage/nation/200507/kt2005071220373511990.htm   (486 words)

  
 Project on International Courts and Tribunals
The EFTA Court is entrusted with monitoring the obligations of those EFTA States which have ratified the EEA Agreement (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway, but not Switzerland) and the functioning of the ESA under EEA law.
According to the Statute of the EFTA Court, the Community and the European Commission are represented before the EFTA Court by an agent appointed for each case.
Similarly, according to the EC Statute, the EFTA States and the EFTA Surveillance Authority are represented before the ECJ, and when a national court in EC Member States requests a preliminary ruling from that court, the EFTA states shall be notified and allowed to submit statements of case or written observations to the Court.
www.pict-pcti.org /courts/EFTA.html   (548 words)

  
 Article by JD
He insisted that, to the contrary, it helps the students “by giving teachers part of one day to improve the curriculum and their instructional skills.” The diligent Post reporter tracked down one teacher polishing up his “instructional skills” at a local meeting-place named the Austin Alehouse.
The aim of this secret brotherhood is to infiltrate all organizations whose chartered purpose is to serve the public in some way.
EFTA is not entirely absent from the private sector of the economy.
olimu.com /WebJournalism/Texts/Commentary/EFTA.htm   (1646 words)

  
 Efta, Louis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Casketbearers were grandsons Joseph Efta, Jacob Efta, Joshua Efta, Jedediah Efta, Louis Efta III, Alexander Efta, Jarohmia Efta and Dustin Efta.
Louis "Al" Alex Efta was born on October 8, 1918 in Greenbush, the son of Joseph B. and Victoria (Blawat) Efta.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant sister; one grandson, Richard Jon Efta; one brother-in-law; and one sister-in-law.
www.trftimes.com /obits/Efta_Louis.htm   (268 words)

  
 Futures Perspective - EFTA and Trading Systems Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Although modified for weekly use, the data displayed in the table are taken from CRB's comprehensive daily service, the Electronic Futures Trend Analyzer (EFTA).
The Daily EFTA provides position entry and exit levels for None, Long and Short positions as well as daily price ranges, moving averages and relative strength measurements.
EFTA can be utilized as a trading system on its own or as a check on other methods of price analysis.
www.crbtrader.com /pubs/comments.asp   (484 words)

  
 The EEA Judicial System and the Supreme Courts of the EFTA States
Already at its first meeting in July 1989, the EFTA Working Group on Legal and Institutional Questions agreed amongst themselves and suggested to the Community representatives that procedures for uniform interpretation and dispute settlement within the EEA would be needed.
On 14 May 1991, the EFTA and EC ministers adopted a resolution in which it was agreed, inter alia, to create an independent EEA Court composed of five judges from the ECJ and three judges from the EFTA countries, to be nominated to the court.
The EFTA States promoted at that stage a formula based on Protocol No. 2 of the Lugano Convention but were also ready to discuss other means, including judicial procedures for the settlement of disputes concerning the application and interpretation of EEA rules, paragraph 3.
www.ejil.org /journal/Vol3/No2/art6.html   (886 words)

  
 A Concise Encyclopedia of the European Union --E--
In 1960 the UK took the lead in forming EFTA, the other signatories being Austria, Denmark, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland (collectively known as the Seven, as opposed to the Six member states of the EEC); these were subsequently joined by Finland, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
The objective was to establish a free trade area in industrial goods, first between the EFTA members and then throughout western Europe, without, however, imposing uniform external tariffs or submitting the signatories to the authority of supranational institutions.
In 2000, therefore, EFTA consisted only of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, of which all but Switzerland were closely linked to the EU by the Treaty constituting the European Economic Area.
www.euro-know.org /dictionary/e.html   (11086 words)

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