Following the fall of the Iron Curtain, two free trade zones were created in Central Europe, the Baltic Free Trade Area (BAFTA) and the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) to stabilise these countries with EU membership. With the enlargement of the EU in 2004, the initial members of both agreements left these agreements and joined the EU. The Baltic Free Trade Area was a free trade agreement between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, which was concluded between 1994 and 2004. B. The mobility of factors of production between Member States. There are currently four multilateral free trade zones in Europe and a former free trade area in recent history. Note that there are also a number of bilateral free trade agreements between states and between trade blocs; and that some states participate in more than one free trade area. OFFTA was part of the general cooperation between the three countries of the Baltic Assembly, modelled on Nordic cooperation (see Nordic Council). In addition to the free trade area, they have established a common visa zone. Heads of state and government continue to meet regularly, but the Assembly is now focusing on international issues, including economic development and military cooperation due to its proximity to Russia.  10. Two Eastern European countries have reached a free trade agreement. As a result, one of the countries that once produced their own plastic bottles at a higher cost imports them from the other country at a lower cost.
This is an example of the customs union of the European Union, which consists of all the Member States of the European Union (including four territories outside the EU – Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey), Turkey, San Marino, Monaco and Andorra, located outside the EU. In addition to the granting of free trade between states, the customs union imposes a common external tariff on all products entering the territory. The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) was founded in 1960 by the Outside Seven (as a more flexible alternative to the European Communities of the time), but most of its membership joined the EU/Communities, so that only four countries (Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) are still parties.