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EU-Mercosur deal lets agribusiness off the hook and exacerbates climate crisis
It is time that 21st century trade policy reflects 21st century emergencies and answers to the climate crisis.
EU-Mercosur trade deal will intensify the climate crisis from agriculture
The reality is that the EU-Mercosur FTA will cause a serious increase in global greenhouse gas emissions.
Comments on the draft interim report / Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) in support of the association agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur
The failure to take recent data or events into account risks creating incorrect and biased results.
German farmers plan for Berlin tractor protest next week
Farmers’ group outlined its concerns including the Mercosur trade deal, which it says “threatens the supply of safe, high-quality and certified food from the region with low-priced imports."
EU-Mercosur FTA: Tariff schedule (Oct 2019)
As released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
German farmers take to roads in extensive tractor protests
Concerns include the Mercosur trade deal, which is said to “threaten the supply of safe, high-quality and certified food from the region with low-priced imports".
Six million fewer chickens slaughtered weekly in EU after Mercosur pact
The EU poultry meat sector was sacrificed in order to convince Brazil to seal the Mercosur trade agreement. But the impact on the sector in Europe is expected to be very heavy.
Korea to vitalize FTA talks with S. American countries
South Korea has become the first Asian country to sign a free trade agreement with a Central American trade bloc, composed of five countries — Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama.
Brazil aims to forge more trade accords as Bolsonaro heads to Asia
Brazil aims to conclude free trade agreements between Mercosur and Singapore and South Korea by next year, as it also eyes deals with Vietnam and Indonesia.
Majority of Europeans against EU-Mercosur deal
A new poll shows that the vast majority of Europeans oppose the EU’s trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur.
Sustainability impact assessment in support of the association agreement negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur
The report presents the quantitative and qualitative results of the economic analysis, environmental, social, and human rights analyses.
Mercosur and South Korea fourth round of trade talks, this time in Busan
South Korea plans to hold the fourth round of trade talks with Mercosur as Seoul aims to expand its trade network with emerging countries and revitalize its ailing exports.
Ricardo Salles to meet with European chemical and car giants
Leaked agenda shows Brazil’s environment minister will meet with BASF, Bayer, VW and British fossil fuel and mining interests.
Austria rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal over Amazon fires
In a decision that’s binding for the government, almost all parties on the parliament’s EU subcommittee voted against the deal with the Mercosur free-trade zone.
EU-Mercosur FTA texts (Argentina, Sep 2019)
As released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
EU-Mercosur trade deal could be ready by late 2020 in best case: EU official
The European Union should be able to conclude a free-trade agreement with the Mercosur bloc of South American countries by late 2020 in an optimistic scenario, a senior EU trade official said.
Canada will continue trade negotiations with Mercosur, despite the current Amazon policy of Brazil
Canada will continue its trade negotiations with Mercosur, the South American trading bloc that includes Brazil, despite demands to call a halt to the talks until more action is taken to protect the Amazon rainforest.
Slovakia reportedly ready to block the deal between the EU and Latin America
Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná said Brazil’s approach to the Amazon fires is unacceptable.
Lux blocks Mercosur trade deal over Amazon fires
Luxembourg has joined a small number of countries to oppose signing of the Mercosur agreement in a bid to curb massive burning of the Amazon rainforest.