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Brazil’s Lula expects to reach trade agreement with EU in six months if elected
Brazilian presidential candidate said he should reach an agreement on a trade deal between South America’s Mercosur trade bloc and the European Union within six months, if he wins October’s presidential election.
Uruguayan FM off to brokering Mercosur deal approval with EU
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo is off on a European tour seeking to advance in the signing of the Mercosur-European Union agreement.
State of play in EU trade policy
After a slow year, the EU’s free trade agenda is picking up speed under the Czech EU Council presidency. Nevertheless, more momentum still seems to be on the unilateral trade measures currently being negotiated in the bloc.
EU contacts Brazil to resume Mercosur trade pact talks
European Union representatives have approached Brazil’s government seeking to rekindle negotiations with South America’s Mercosur bloc on a stalled trade agreement.
Uruguay-China FTA negotiations raise tensions over Mercosur’s future
The recent Mercosur summit revealed strains in the bloc. As Uruguay moves for a free trade agreement with China, other members discuss consequences and call for unity.
Brazil’s Lula ready to reopen EU-Mercosur pact if he wins election, aide says
Brazilian presidential election frontrunner Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva favors reopening talks on a stalled European Union trade deal with South American trade bloc Mercosur to add provisions on environmental protection, human rights and technology.
South American Mercosur bloc, Singapore conclude trade pact talks
South American trade bloc Mercosur concluded talks on a trade pact with Singapore, Brazil’s Economy and Foreign Affairs Ministries said.
Uruguay, China to start formal negotiations on free trade agreement
Uruguay and China have decided to enter formal negotiations on a free trade agreement, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said.
Brazil wants more trade, investment with Arab countries, says official
Brazil wants to expand trade and investment with Arab countries, said a government official, amid ongoing talks for commercial agreements with Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.
EU seeks to speed up trade deals as Ukraine war forces rethink
The European Union wants to accelerate efforts to finalise trade agreements with third parties after a six-month pause, as the bloc adapts to the Ukraine war and other challenges, EU trade commissioner said.
Mobility transition slowed down
The EU-Mercosur agreement and the influence of the automotive industry.
Spain calls for a quick ratification of EU trade agreements with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur, but what else is needed?
Spanish foreign minister Jose Manuel Albares called on his EU peers to definitively advance in the ratification of the trade accords of the European Union with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur.
EU wants to sign stalled trade agreements, but with Mercosur objections persist
The European Union aims to finalize and sign at least three stalled trade agreements this year as the bloc looks to reinforce strategic alliances amid the turmoil caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russian war leads EU bloc to push for faster trade deals
A group of European Union countries are pushing to kick start negotiations on stalled free-trade agreements as Russia’s war with Ukraine threatens the bloc’s economic and security interests.
EU-Mercosur trade deal to clear environmental hurdles this year, EU commissioner says
The European Union and the South American trade bloc Mercosur could by year’s end resolve environmental concerns that are holding up a free trade agreement, EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius said.
Spain pushes for quick EU action to approve Chile trade deal
Spain wants the European Union to move quickly to ink a free-trade deal with copper powerhouse Chile that was put on ice late last year.
The powers pushing for a planet-wrecking trade deal
This report exposes the corporations most eagerly and successfully lobbying for the EU-Mercosur trade deal – a deal designed to increase profits at the expense of climate, biodiversity, health and indigenous rights.
What you should know about the Chile-Brazil Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
The Free Trade Agreement between Brazil and Chile went into effect on January 25. It is an additional protocol to Chile’s Free Trade Agreement with Mercosur.
Joint statement on EU trade agreements
Orgalim, along with a wide coalition of European industry stakeholders, urges the EU institutions and Member States to open new markets for trade and investment and promoting rules-based free trade.
The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement: A critical analysis and an alternative
The EU-Mercosur trade agreement leads to the destruction of nature, violation of land rights of farmers and Indigenous people and loss of industrial jobs in the Mercosur countries.