Official name
CANADA
Form of government
Parliamentary monarchy
Capital
Ottawa
Head of State
British Queen Elizabeth II; The interim Governor General of Canada is Richard Wagner
Prime Minister
Justin Trudeau
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Marc Garneau
Date of establishment of bilateral relations
30 May 1941

Political relations

Bilateral relations have slightly improved in recent years, especially in the field of economic cooperation and investments, and political dialogue, as well, has been revitalized.

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs J. Baird visited Belgrade in 2014. This was, the first visit of the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs after 13 years.

First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs I. Dačić visited Canada in 2016 (the first visit of a Serbian Minister of Foreign Affairs after 14 years).

 

Economic relations

In 2020, the total trade amounted to about 64.4 million euros (export to Canada was about 30 million euros and value of import about 34.4 million euros). During 2019, the value of total goods exchange was 57.4 million euros (export to Canada amounted to about 27.4 million euros and imports to about 30 million euros).

There are about 50 active Canadian businesses entities transacting in the Republic of Serbia.

 

Bilateral agreements

  • Convention between Canada and the Republic of Serbia for the Avoidance of Double Taxation with Respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital (signed on 27 April 2012; The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, MU, No. 6/12);
  • Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Serbia with an Administrative Understanding between the Department of Human Resources and Skills Development, the Canada Revenue Agency and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy for the Implementation of the Agreement on Social Security between Canada and the Republic of Serbia (signed on 12 April 2013; The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, MU, No. 12/13);
  • Agreement between Canada and the Republic of Serbia for the Promotion and Protection of Investments (signed on 1 September 2014; The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, MU, No. 8/15);
  • Agreement between the Government of Canada and the Republic of Serbia on Air Transport (signed on 21 May 2018; The Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, MU, No. 2/2013).

 

Contact information

Embassy of the Republic of Serbia in Ottawa (Canada): http://www.ottawa.mfa.gov.rs/.

Embassy of Canada to the Republic of Serbia: https://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/serbia-serbie/index.aspx?lang=eng.

 

Department for North and South America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia; Telephone: 00 381 (0) 30 68 762; E-mail: oam@mfa.rs.