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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.
Mercosur deal could cost EU farmers €7.8bn
A Mercosur trade deal between the European Union and South America could inflict losses of €7.8bn on farmers in the EU’s 28 member states, according to the Irish Farmers’ Association.
Obama’s economic omens in Argentina
Obama’s visit to our country has left behind a host of controversies. Set out below, are the omens he made on economic affairs.
We oppose the negotiations of the EU-Mercosur FTA going forward
We, ATTAC Argentina, members of the CADTM – AYNA network, express our opposition to the negotiations, recently relaunched by the Mauricio Macri government, to sign a Free Trade Treaty (FTA) between the countries of Mercosur and the European Union.
France will drive the FTA with Mercosur but will protect agriculture
The French President, François Hollande, showed that he was politically in sync with the presidents of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, and Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and opened dialogue on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that Mercosur and the European Union are negotiating.
Mercosur and Unasur establish a platform for the joint purchase of medicines
The historic decision to break barriers to improve access to costly medicines was taken during the “First Extraordinary Meeting of the Ministers of the Common Market of the South (Mercosur).
EU agricultural cooperative urges ministers to ’reject outright’ Latin American free trade talks
Copa & Cogeca have urged EU Ministers to ’reject outright’ an EU Commission offer on agriculture which includes sensitive agriculture products in the free trade talks with the Latin American trade bloc Mercosur.
EU, Mercosur move forward on trade talks
Blocs will exchange offers on the second week of May, followed by meeting in Montevideo.
Uruguay to promote Mercosur-China FTA: FM
Uruguay expects to promote the signing of a free trade agreement between Mercosur and China when Uruguay holds its pro-tempore presidency.
IFA wants Coveney to defend farmers against potential EU/Mercosur trade deal
The IFA is calling on Minister Coveney and Ireland’s MEPs to come out strongly against a potential EU/Mercosur deal and in defence of farmers and the agriculture sector.
EU in Latin America trade push
The EU is in a drive to deepen trade ties with Latin America. It is eager to do business with Cuba, and on the cusp of relaunching negotiations with Mercosur.
Mercosur makes EU free trade offer before French visit
South American bloc Mercosur is offering to open up 93% of its trade to competition from the European Union to seal a long-sought free-trade deal.
Mercosur delays free-trade offer to EU
The reason for the delay of the exchange of offers lies on the EU request for the Mercosur bloc to increase the total trade volume to be included in the final agreement.
South American presidents ‘confident’ of EU trade deal
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her Argentinian counterpart, Mauricio Macri, have expressed confidence that the EU is committed to brokering a trade agreement with Mercosur.
India, Brazil agree to boost bilateral trade ties
The two countries agreed to hold trade monitoring mechanism and CEOs forums to explore potential areas of collaborations.
Peru moves forward with trade agreements agenda
Peru is making progress in implementing the agenda of new trade agreements
S. Korea, Ecuador set to launch FTA talks
South Korea and Ecuador will announce the start of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) next week
Spanish FM calls for speeding up EU-Mercosur trade talks
The European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc need to accelerate negotiations on a trade accord, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on Thursday (16 July).
Egypt eyes Mercosur FTA activation before 2015-end
Egypt hopes to bring its preferential Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the South American Common Market (Mercosur) into effect before the end of this year, minister of industry said Thursday.
Spanish FM calls for speeding up EU-Mercosur trade talks
The European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc need to accelerate negotiations on a trade accord, even if it means going into distinct individual velocities with the Mercosur members, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said on Thursday.