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Argentina’s congress ratifies Mercosur-Egypt agreement
Argentina was the only signatory country that hadn’t yet ratified the free trade agreement, which can now go into effect.
Canada seeks to expand trade with MERCOSUR
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’’s Government is debating the most essential issues for a free trade agreement with the Southern Common Market.
EU-Mercosur FTA - draft annex on motor vehicles and equipment and parts thereof (EU proposal, Apr 2017)
As released by the European Commission
EU-Mercosur FTA - draft chapter on transparency (EU proposal, Mar 2017)
As released by the European Commission
EU-Mercosur FTA - draft chapter on trade in goods (EU proposal, Apr 2017)
As released by the European Commission
EU-Mercosur FTA - draft chapter on trade and sustainable development (EU proposal, Apr 2017)
As released by the European Commission
Joint EU-Mercosur communique following the XXVIIth round of negotiations
Significant progress was achieved regarding the negotiating text in the three parts of the future Association Agreement between both regions: Trade Part, Political Dialogue and Bi-Regional Cooperation.
What to watch out for in the EU-Mercosur FTA negotiations: consequences for access to medicines
Some of the main TRIPS-plus measures historically pushed for by countries such as the United States or the EU are being again proposed at the EU-Mercosur FTA.
EU suppliers push for Mercosur trade deal
The election of Donald Trump to the presidency in the U.S. and its potential impact on EU-U.S. trade talks has made the Mercosur negotiations that entered a new round this week a high priority for the European Commission.
EU, Mercosur countries work to speed up trade talks
A fresh round of talks between parties is taking place this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Brazil’s rotten meat scandal strikes ahead of fresh EU trade talks
The European Union has insisted Brazilian representatives attend an emergency meeting to explain themselves regarding a scandal involving rotten meat and the country’s two largest exporters.
Mercosur trade bloc agrees common position ahead of EU talks
Foreign ministers of the South American Mercosur trading bloc have reached a common position ahead of negotiations with the European Union on a potential trade deal.
S. Korea, MERCOSUR to launch trade talks in first half
South Korea and the South American trade block MERCOSUR will launch their official negotiations on a trade pact before the first half of 2017.
EFTA, Mercosur to begin FTA negotiations
Delegations from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states and MERCOSUR met to prepare for the upcoming negotiations of a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement.
Malmström: CETA done, Mexico and Mercosur next up
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström confirmed Mexico and Mercosur are next on the negotiating agenda.
Uruguay seeks to advance FTA talks with China
Uruguay hopes to press ahead with negotiations for a free trade agreement with China and would ask the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) to consider it.
Brazil must be realistic about trade liberalisation in future deal, DG Agri
Brazil & the other three Mercosur countries need to be realistic about the volumes of beef, ethanol & poultry that can be liberalised.
New endocrine disruptor rules address your trade concerns, EU tells US, Canada
The European Commission told the US and Canada that draft EU pesticides laws would “address the concerns” they had over possible trade restrictions on goods exposed to endocrine disruptors.
Brussels continues pursuit of elusive Mercosur trade deal
Argentine President Mauricio Macri met with Internal Market Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska to discuss strengthening ties between the European Union and the Mercosur trading bloc.
EU-Mercosur deal hits fresh setback
The President of South American trade bloc Mercosur’s parliament (Parlasur) thinks that the EU’s current tabled offer is “unsatisfactory” and made it clear that it shouldn’t be signed in its current form.