The signing of the Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and the European Union represents a major blow for Brazil and other Mercosur countries in national sovereignty, social rights and inclusive and sustainable development projects
In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in Brazil.
Brazil and Argentina have started discussing a reduction in the common external tariff (TEC) of the Mercosur trade block, sources in both governments revealed on Wednesday, as their market-friendly presidents look to boost economic growth.
Ireland must stand and insist that Europe rejects beef imports which fail to meet key standards on traceability, food safety and the environment.
A new report by more than 20 NGOs is calling on the EU to include provisions in trade agreements now under negotiation, such as the EU/MERCOSOR agreement, that would fully protect forests and indigenous rights.
Accord in principle may be reached as soon as next week. France is no longer a stumbling block to Brazilian demands on farm goods, says Brazil’s Foreign Trade Secretary.
Brazilian Ambassador to Pakistan said Pakistan and Brazil were working on free trade agreement which would turn the region into a hub for the Brazilian traders and investors.
Brazil, home to one of the planet’s last great forests, is currently in trade negotiations with its second largest trading partner, the European Union (EU). We urge the EU to seize this critical opportunity to ensure that Brazil protects human rights and the environment.
Alleged barriers from Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, Japan, Mexico and Korea.
The presidents of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, and of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, set a road map to give new impetus to the bilateral relationship, especially in the commercial sphere with the negotiation of a free trade agreement.
Farmers in Brazil and Argentina are concerned about Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s agreement to import 750,000 tonnes of wheat from the United States without the 10 percent tariff .
The two leaders made a number of trade-related commitments, including allowing for the annual importation of 750 thousand tons of American wheat to Brazil at zero rate and the possible resumption of US beef imports from Brazil.
This agreement opens an annual opportunity for US wheat farmers to compete on a level playing field for 750,000 metric tons (about 28 million bushels) of wheat under the tariff rate quota.
Brazil is considering granting an import quota of 750,000 metric tons of US wheat per year without tariffs in exchange for other trade concessions, according to Brazilian officials.
Brazilian Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said that she will discuss US-Brazil trade in meat, sugar and ethanol in talks next week between officials of the two countries.
Bolsonaro will meet with US President Donald Trump in Washington and the two leaders are expected to discuss bilateral trade.
This is the first time the two blocs are meeting after statements made by France’s Macron about Brazil’s Bolsonaro caused tension and doubt about the partnership.
Chile and Brazil have signed a free trade agreement that scraps red tape and tariffs between the two South American economies.
Brazil, Argentina see Mercosur nations doing individual pacts. Growing support across trade bloc for pro-trade reforms.
Brazil’s presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro is mulling an overhaul of the South American trade bloc Mercosur in case he wins the country’s top job this month, a senior adviser told Bloomberg News.