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South American bloc’s new trade appetite has suitors calling
Mercosur is negotiating with South Korea, Canada and Singapore, while Indonesia and Vietnam are possible candidates. Plus, a deal with the European Free Trade Association is in its final stages.
Lebanon close to signing free trade deal with Mercosur countries: ambassador
Lebanon is only a few steps away from signing a free trade agreement with Mercosur countries, the Uruguayan ambassador to Lebanon said
S. Korea, Mercosur bloc hold 5th round of FTA talks
South Korea held the fifth round of free trade talks with a group of South American countries, including Brazil, with a goal of striking the deal this year.
Wallonia votes against EU trade pact with Mercosur countries
The Walloon parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a motion critical of the trade pact agreed between the European Union and the Mercosur countries.
Mexico targeting the “very closed” Brazilian economy expects to negotiate a trade deal
Mexico is negotiating with Brazil to expand economic cooperation and believes it can find areas of mutual benefit even though the Brazilian economy is “very closed,” Economy Minister said.
Brazil to seek a Mercosur-UK trade deal similar of agreement with EU
Brazil will seek to strike a Mercosur-United Kingdom trade deal post Brexit that could be similar to the trade agreement signed between the South American bloc and the European Union.
Blueprint for a human rights impact assessment of the planned comprehensive free trade agreement between EFTA and Mercosur
This study assesses the impact of the EFTA-Mercosur free trade agreement on access to medicines, indigenous rights and women rights.
Mercosur deal at odds with EU carbon neutrality aim, study claims
The controversial Mercosur trade deal is incompatible with the EU’s commitment to carbon neutrality and “may undermine global efforts to avert runaway climate change”.
Uphill battle for EU-Mercosur pact
Belgium’s region of Wallonia is trying to block the EU-Mercosur free-trade agreement, just like it previously attempted with CETA, the EU-Canada free trade agreement.
New study on Mercosur: A bad deal for climate and environment
The Mercosur agreement damages the environment, climate and small farmers.
EU crisis: Austria rejects major trade deal in huge blow for Brussels
Austria has thrown the European Union’s decades-long Mercosur trade talks into disarray after the country’s new government will not support the pact in its current form.
Emission intensity of Irish beef vs. Brazilian beef outlined by MEP
The high emission intensity of beef production in the Mercosur countries can reach levels that are more than double the emission intensity of Irish beef.
EU-Mercosur deal lets agribusiness off the hook and exacerbates climate crisis
It is time that 21st century trade policy reflects 21st century emergencies and answers to the climate crisis.
EU-Mercosur trade deal will intensify the climate crisis from agriculture
The reality is that the EU-Mercosur FTA will cause a serious increase in global greenhouse gas emissions.
Comments on the draft interim report / Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) in support of the association agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur
The failure to take recent data or events into account risks creating incorrect and biased results.
German farmers plan for Berlin tractor protest next week
Farmers’ group outlined its concerns including the Mercosur trade deal, which it says “threatens the supply of safe, high-quality and certified food from the region with low-priced imports."
EU-Mercosur FTA: Tariff schedule (Oct 2019)
As released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
German farmers take to roads in extensive tractor protests
Concerns include the Mercosur trade deal, which is said to “threaten the supply of safe, high-quality and certified food from the region with low-priced imports".
Six million fewer chickens slaughtered weekly in EU after Mercosur pact
The EU poultry meat sector was sacrificed in order to convince Brazil to seal the Mercosur trade agreement. But the impact on the sector in Europe is expected to be very heavy.
Korea to vitalize FTA talks with S. American countries
South Korea has become the first Asian country to sign a free trade agreement with a Central American trade bloc, composed of five countries — Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama.