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S. Korea to expand FTAs with more emerging countries in S.E. Asia, Latin America
South Korea said it plans to implement or launch negotiations for a set of new FTAs with trading counterparts from Southeast Asia and Latin America this year, as part of efforts to reduce its reliance on major economies.
Uruguay and China will seek bilateral FTA, Uruguayan president announces
Uruguay and China will begin negotiations to seek a bilateral free trade agreement, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou announced, an issue that has generated risks within Mercosur.
Macron says France ’will continue’ to oppose EU-Mercosur trade deal
French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that Paris maintains its opposition to the trade agreement agreed between the European Union and Mercosur.
Mercosur-Arabs: Brazil wants to resume talks on agreements
The Brazilian government is interested in resuming negotiations for free trade agreements between Mercosur and Arab countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Lebanon.
S. Korea kicks off 7th round of free trade talks with Mercosur
South Korea said it has launched a new round of negotiations to clinch a free trade agreement with Mercosur, South America’s leading trading bloc, as it aims to further expand its export portfolio.
Uruguay to open an embassy in Turkey, hopes to sign trade agreement
Uruguay hopes to sign a free trade agreement with Turkey, would be joined by the other Mercosur partners, said Foreign Minister, Francisco Bustillo.
Mercosur-Egypt: Brazil to request more tariff reductions
The Brazilian private sector will request to anticipate tariff reductions in the free trade agreement between Mercosur and Egypt, in addition to demanding the inclusion of new products.
Brazil wants to settle Mercosur-Lebanon agreement in 2022
The Brazilian government expects the free trade agreement between Mercosur and Lebanon to be concluded next year, said the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
South Korea/Mercosur round of trade talks at the end of the month
South Korea wants to advance with trade negotiations with Mercosur. Discussions started back in 2018 and at the end of the month, a seventh-round is slated to take place.
Brexit: Australia trade deal may lead to deal with South America, where intensive farming destroys rainforests
‘Any policy allowing imports that do not match UK animal welfare policies simply props up an industry the public has firmly rejected,’ says critic.
Mercosur deal: Irish beef to lose at least €44 million in value
The value of Ireland’s beef output would be cut by at least €44 million, according to the government’s assessment of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement.
The EU sets precedent with the first animal welfare-based condition in a trade agreement
For the first time, the EU set an animal welfare-based condition in the EU-Mercosur agreement but it is not sufficient to save the deal as it stands.
Trading away industrialization? Contexts and prospects of the EU-Mercosur agreement
The agreement is likely to be a step toward less productive, more unequal and more vulnerable economies in both regions.
Uruguay swears allegiance to Mercosur, but will negotiate independently with third countries
Uruguay will proceed with negotiations, expecting to reach trade agreements with third parties or blocks, outside of the four founding members group.
S. Korea, Mercosur bloc hold 6th round of FTA talks
South Korea on Tuesday held the sixth round of free trade talks with a group of South American countries, after around a year of hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
EU exports of banned pesticides fuelling death & destruction in Mercosur
The EU has exported 7000 tonnes of deadly pesticides – banned domestically – to Mercosur countries in 2018-2019, a study published by the Left group in the European Parliament has found.
EFTA-Mercosur: another low blow to climate, peoples’ rights and food sovereignty
Emissions from increased bilateral trade in 10 farm products are expected to go up by 15%, compared to 2019, if the EFTA-Mercosur free trade agreement is implemented.
Spain urges European Commission to unblock Mercosur agreement
Spanish Prime Minister has urged the European Commission to do everything in its power to move forward and unfreeze progress on the Mercosur pact
EU-Mercosur trade agreement: No protection of environment and people without renegotiations
CIDSE, MISEREOR and Greenpeace published a new legal opinion that proves that in order to provide effective protection of human rights and environmental standards, the agreement needs to be renegotiated.