The emphasis on production and international consumption could greatly increase the need for agricultural land in Latin America, and result in a major increase in deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado, and Argentine Chaco.
Many of the intellectual property provisions raised by the European Union in this agreement are bad for internet users.
Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc will likely extend into next year after European negotiators said they needed more time to respond to improved offers.
Free-trade talks between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur still face hurdles over beef and ethanol.
8 draft chapters, as leaked by Greenpeace
Analysis of draft texts, especially the chapters on goods, SPS, TBT and government procurement.
Many serious environmental concerns are not addressed at all.
EU-MERCOSUR trade negotiations must not impose TRIPS Plus provisions on protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.
The adoption of the measures proposed by the EU could put the sustainability of access to health policies in Brazil at risk, as they could sharply increase public expenditures on medicines.
European Union, Mercosur officials meeting Nov. 29-Dec. 8. Both sides are committed to reaching deal by end of year.
The round report includes details on all areas of the negotiations, including trade in goods, technical barriers to trade, services, intellectual property (including geographical indications), government procurement, SPS and trade and sustainable development.
A battle over beef between the European Union and Argentina and Brazil could push trade talks beyond a year-end deadline and lead to further years of delay.
Morocco and the Mercosur have recently started technical negotiations to pave the way for the conclusion of a free trade agreement.
The EU and Mercosur made "substantive progress" in all areas of negotiation during their latest round of talks on a new free trade agreement.
There is intensive lobbying by European sugar beet growers against the prospect of widening of EU quotas for non-EU cane sugar as part of ongoing bilateral free trade negotiations.
The XXIXth negotiation round of the trade Part of the EU-Mercosur association agreement took place from 2 to 6 October 2017 in Brasilia.
Des pourparlers commerciaux sont en cours avec une série de pays, et une entente sur les investissements pourrait être conclue avec l’Inde d’ici « quelques mois ».
By making this concession on beef, the EU is putting trade and consumption above its commitments to halt deforestation.
Macron wants "an overall vision to find a balance between trade openness and protection" of EU markets and citizens, rather than "adding piece after piece" to the EU trade policy "puzzle".
Canada and the South American trade bloc Mercosur will announce in December the opening of negotiations for a free-trade deal during the World Trade Organization’s annual meeting in Argentina.