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Brazil again pushes for loosening of Mercosur trade deal rules
Brazil wants to alter the rules of the Mercosur trade bloc to make it more flexible, so that each country can independently negotiate trade agreements with other nations.
EU farmers call for coherence amid Mercosur deal and climate action
An EU-Mercosur deal would be potentially detrimental to European farmers’ stability, EU farm organisation CEJA has warned.
Front of Brazilian civil society organizations against the Mercosur-EU agreement
The undersigned Brazilian civil society organizations are expressing their opposition to signing the free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union.
Norway must say no to the Mercosur agreement
Joint statement from several civil society organizations and farmers’ associations with requirements for the Mercosur agreement.
EU-Mercosur free-trade pact risks irreversible destruction
With environment issues rising quickly up the EU agenda, it’s time to get trade and ecological policies into coherent alignment.
Working document on the draft EU-Mercosur Association Agreement
The following avenues can be envisaged to address the concerns raised by the draft EU-Mercosur agreement.
S. Korea vows to speed up trade talks with Central, South America in 2021
South Korea’s trade ministry vowed to make more progress in expanding trade pacts with counterparts from Central and South America this year, in line with its efforts to diversify its export portfolio amid the growing protectionism around the globe.
Drystock farmers to lose out to increased imports in EU plans for 12 trade agreements
It is envisaged sheep meat imports from Australia and New Zealand would result in sheep prices in the EU falling by 1.9% to 3.1%.
US assesses potential losses in agricultural exports to EU if the Mercosur deal is finally ratifies
Analysis by the United States Department of Agriculture point out that the country has US$ 4 billion in agricultural exports that may be affected to some extent by the European Union-Mercosur trade deal.
Portugal aims to seal EU-Mercosur trade agreement, progress on other deals
Portugal will try to conclude a free-trade agreement between the EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur during its six-month EU presidency, and attempt to expand Europe’s ties with other potential trade partners.
EU will be asked to ratify Mercosur deal in New Year
At least nine EU countries want the trade deal with South America.
Argentina: Mercosur will address EU environment concerns
South America’s Mercosur countries will address environmental concerns raised by the European Union that have stalled ratification of a free trade deal between the two trade blocs, Argentina’s foreign minister said.
Deal with climate change, not climate deniers: How the EU-Mercosur trade deal threatens the environment and human rights
This trade agreement aims to boost an export-oriented agricultural model that harms small-scale farmers, indigenous peoples, traditional and rural communities, in Mercosur and EU countries.
The EU-Mercosur agreement: increasing pesticide use and GMOs, and undermining healthy food production and standards
The EU-Mercosur agreement is inconsistent with the EU’s recently announced Farm-to-Fork Strategy, which aims to dramatically reduce pesticide use and completely ban any residue on food of pesticides not registered for use in the EU.
Brazil pledge on Amazon needed to save EU-Mercosur trade deal -EU diplomat
Until Brazil makes a political commitment to curb deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, the trade deal between the European Union and Mercosur will not advance toward ratification in Europe, the EU’s envoy in Brasilia said.
Strengthening economic relations between EU and Mercosur countries - Declaration from business confederations of Mercosur and Europe
The business confederations of Mercosur and BusinessEurope gather today to reiterate their full support to the EU-Mercosur agreement and their commitment to ensure its rapid ratification and implementation.
As the Amazon faces its greatest threat yet, Canada can reject free trade deal with Brazil
This is about survival: scientists warn that the Amazon is approaching a tipping point beyond, which the rainforest cannot sustain itself. If that happens, there would be a massive die-off of plant and animal species.
Trade agreements as door-openers
Bilateral trade agreements often act as door-openers for the manufactured products of multinational food companies. Milk powder with vegetable fat is an example.
Indonesia pursues trade deals with African, Latin American, Middle Eastern countries
The Indonesian government is pursuing a series of trade deals with non-traditional partners in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East in an effort to navigate international trade during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Open letter regarding the economic impacts of the EU-Mercosur agreement
We, the undersigning economists, consider it important to inform the public that the economic models used to calculate those ostensible gains are inadequate for assessing the social and environmental impacts of this agreement.