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Mercosur to finalize trade agreement with EFTA; Bolsonaro also targets US
Mercosur expecte trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association, a rich-country club, which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, to be finalized by August.
Mercosur upholds free trade, says Chilean president
The South American trade bloc Southern Common Market (Mercosur) aims to further promote free trade among its members and trade partners, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said
Mercosur bloc leaders meet to fast-track EU trade deal
Member nations and the European Union in June agreed to a deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs on two-way trade.
Brazil’s Bolsonaro to propose MERCOSUR trade agreement with US - report
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro intends to propose a free trade agreement between South America’s Mercosur and the United States, once he takes leadership of the bloc, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said.
EU-Mercosur FTA texts (EU, Jul 2019)
As released by the European Commission
EU-Mercosur FTA texts (Uruguay, Jul 2019)
As released by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay
Government defeated in Dáil vote on Mercosur trade deal
The motion condemned the trade agreement, recently agreed between the EU and four South American countries, as “a bad deal for Ireland and for the planet” and mandated the Government to oppose the deal at the Council of Ministers in the future.
Korean govt to enter 3rd trade talks with Mercosur nations this week
The South Korean government will initiate the third trade agreement (TA) talks with four member nations of South American trade bloc Mercosur on Friday (local time) in Montevideo, Uruguay, to seek ways to increase exports to the countries.
The European Union - MERCOSUR Agreement: still an avoidable tragedy
The signing of the Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and the European Union represents a major blow for Brazil and other Mercosur countries in national sovereignty, social rights and inclusive and sustainable development projects
Argentina’s Macri flags free trade deal talks with United States, China
Argentina is talking with Brazil about free trade deals with the United States and China, Macri said, also underlining progress on trade deals with Canada, South Korea and Europe.
Mercosur in talks with Canada, South Korea about trade deals: Brazil official
The Mercosur trade bloc is in talks with other countries including Canada and South Korea regarding new trade agreements.
Farmers, environmentalists slam ‘sell-out’ EU-Mercosur trade deal
European farmers and environmentalists have denounced a historic trade deal signed between the EU and South American countries as a "dark moment", warning of unfair competition and dire consequences for the climate.
Controversial S. America-Europe trade deal ’up in the air’
A blockbuster trade deal between Europe and South America remained uncertain on Thursday as key negotiators tried to clinch a breakthrough and deliver a blow against Trump-led protectionism.
CETA and Mercosur meat quotas expose France’s double standards
While France is challenging the meat quotas provided for in the EU-Mercosur trade agreement, it plans to ratify the EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA), which has been criticised by French beef producers.
EU, South America: 7 European countries push Brussels to close Mercosur trade deal
Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, the Czech Republic and Latvia expressed their support of Brussels’ intention to close on a "balanced and reasonable" free trade agreement with the South American trade bloc.
IFA to protest on ‘sell-out trade deal’ with Mercosur
A protest will be held by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) at the European Commission offices in Dublin over the “double standards of the commission” in their reckless pursuit of a sell-out trade deal” with the Mercosur trade bloc.
The Spanish juice industry is threatened by Mercosur
The Union of Unions of Agricultural Producers and Ranchers has expressed its concern to the Cabinet of the Commissioner of Commerce of the European Commission about the signing of trade agreements with third countries. It has done so by presenting two reports, one on the active materials banned in the EU which are allowed in third countries, and another on the impact of Mercosur.
340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil
In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in Brazil.
Mercosur’s Common External Tax in the agenda Bolsonaro will discuss with Macri in Buenos Aires
Brazil and Argentina have started discussing a reduction in the common external tariff (TEC) of the Mercosur trade block, sources in both governments revealed on Wednesday, as their market-friendly presidents look to boost economic growth.