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PM jetting off to Latin America to build trade ties
Hopes are high that Stephen Harper can help build Canada’s trade with Brazil, the world’s seventh-biggest economy, as he launches a Latin American tour this weekend.
Kirk says US-Brazil accord will ‘open the doors’ of constrained market
The trade and economic cooperation deal signed by the US and Brazil will open a constrained market and help reach the administration’s goal of doubling exports by 2015, US Trade Representative Ron Kirk said.
US-Brazil ATEC (2011)
US, Brazil sign trade, economic agreement as Obama visits
The US and Brazil signed a trade and economic cooperation agreement which is considered "among the first steps on the road to a free-trade agreement".
Obama to announce framework trade deal in visit to Brazil
US President Obama hopes to lay the groundwork for more trade with Brazil when he visits there this weekend, with announcements of a framework for negotiating future trade deals and a new round of US-backed financing for American companies bidding on Brazilian projects, foreign trade sources said Thursday.
Mexican opposition party to vote against FTA
One of Mexico’s opposition parties, the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), has vowed to vote against a potential free trade agreement (FTA) with Peru, Colombia and Brazil on the grounds of food sovereignty, national public health, as well as food and plant sanitation.
Mexico-Brazil begin free trade talks on Feb. 28, Reforma says
The governments of Mexico and Brazil will begin formal negotiations on Feb. 28 to reach a free-trade agreement, newspaper Reforma reported.
S. Korean PM, Brazil’s new president discuss FTA, bullet train project
South Korean Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik, who was in Brazil to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Dilma Rousseff, emphasized the need to begin FTA negotiations with Mercosur.
Brazil, Argentina seek to bring Cuba into Mercosur trade bloc
Member nations of Mercosur will seek to boost economic and political ties with Cuba in a bid to make the communist island an associate member of the South American trade bloc.
Big trade opportunity for Mexico and Brazil
Experts say a deal with Mexico could provide important access for Brazilian products to the US and Canadian markets through the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Mexico, Brazil launch talks toward bilateral trade deal
Brazil and Mexico said on Monday they would start talks toward a bilateral trade deal in a bid to draw Latin America’s top two economies closer together.
Global insider: Brazil-EU relations
Both Brazil and the EU find themselves in a bit of a fix on the question of accommodating Mercosur within their bilateral relations.
Brazil to promote FTA between Mercosur, SICA
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said on Wednesday he will promote negotiations on a free trade agreement between the Central American Integration System (SICA) and Mercosur, where he will take the interim presidency.
Brazilian president calls for FTA between Mercosur, CARICOM
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday called for a free trade agreement between the four-member bloc Mercosur and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Access: Fighting free trade agreements
Fatima Mello of the Brazil Network for the Integration of Peoples worked with other civil society groups across South America in order to bring down the proposed Free Trade Agreement of the Americas. Here she discusses the campaign and lessons learned:
Civil society groups in India and across the world protest against EU-India FTA
Civil society and public health groups from India, Brazil and several other countries today vehemently objected to the proposed India-European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
GTPI petition against the FTA between European Union and India
In light of the meeting with members of the International Trade Commission of the European Parliament, scheduled for April 9th at the office of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association, the Working Group of Intellectual Property (GTPI) decided to promote a on-line petition (in Portuguese and English) as form of protest against the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and European Union.
King, Brazil’s Lula discuss means to boost bilateral ties
King Abdullah and the Brazilian president agreed to work intensively to wrap up talks towards the signing of a free trade agreement between Jordan and the Mercosur trade bloc, which comprises several Latin American countries, including Brazil.
Brazil readies free trade agreement with Palestine
Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his Development, Industry and Foreign Trade minister Miguel Jorge announced in the Middle East that Brazil and Argentina have already agreed to negotiate a free trade agreement between the Mercosur and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).
Brazil, Mexico may launch FTA talks next week
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon may officially launch negotiations for a free trade agreement at a bilateral meeting in Cancun, Mexico next Tuesday, Lula’s spokesman said Friday.