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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.
Mercosur to consider trade deal with United Kingdom
The EU and South America’s Mercosur bloc could strike a free trade deal within two years. After Brexit, Mercosur would be open to a separate trade deal with the UK.
India aggressively pursuing trade prospects with LAC
India is aggressively pursuing trade prospects with Latin American Countries (LAC) as the engagement with these countries have gained further momentum with recent developments that have taken place.
“If beef is not included”, there won’t be no Mercosur-EU trade agreement, warns Uruguay
European Union and Mercosur coordinators to exchange the list of goods and services in mid October, the first formal meeting of its kind in fourteen years.
Brazil wants free trade within MERCOSUR
The Brazilian government has discussed measures to eliminate internal obstacles and make free trade possible between member countries of the Southern Common Market.
EU-Mercosur FTA - draft chapter on State-owned enterprises (EU proposal, Sep 2016)
As released by the European Commission
EU-Mercosur FTA - draft chapter on SME (EU proposal, Sep 2016)
As released by the European Commission
EU-Mercosur FTA - draft chapter on intellectual property rights (EU proposal, Sep 2016)
As released by the European Commission
Latin America’s Mercosur trade bloc to push for EU free trade deal
Members of Latin America‘s Mercosur bloc have agreed to strengthen trade with the European Union and continue negotiations in Brussels from October 10-14.
New FTA between MERCOSUR and SACU impacts Brazil export process
A new Free Trade Agreement between MERCOSUR and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) entered into force on 1 April 2016, providing preference margins of 10%, 25%, 50% and 100% for almost 1,050 tariff items on each side.
South Americans won’t give up on beef
“Agricultural products are included in the offer the EU is making … just like beef, pork, dairy and grain,” said the foreign minister of Uruguay.
EU Trade Commissioner refuses to rule beef out of Mercosur trade deal
EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström refused to rule beef out of a new trade deal between the EU and a host of South American countries.
Irish beef farmers protest over ‘sell-out’ trade talks
Dozens of Irish farmers staged a demonstration outside the offices of the EU Commission in Dublin, claiming that plans being discussed as part of European trade talks will “sell out” the EU’s beef sector.
A beef with Mercosur
The much-maligned EU market-access offer for South American beef, which could be exported at reduced tax rates to the EU under a planned trade deal, is off the negotiating table — for now.
Farming risks being used as bargaining chip in EU trade deals
Concern is mounting that agriculture could be used as a bargaining chip in two large free-trade deals currently being negotiated by the EU.
Mercosur — the battle gets nasty
The dispute over a planned exchange of market access offers with the South American trade bloc was front and center at a meeting of foreign ministers in Luxembourg.