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Spain calls for a quick ratification of EU trade agreements with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur, but what else is needed?
Spanish foreign minister Jose Manuel Albares called on his EU peers to definitively advance in the ratification of the trade accords of the European Union with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur.
EU wants to sign stalled trade agreements, but with Mercosur objections persist
The European Union aims to finalize and sign at least three stalled trade agreements this year as the bloc looks to reinforce strategic alliances amid the turmoil caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Russian war leads EU bloc to push for faster trade deals
A group of European Union countries are pushing to kick start negotiations on stalled free-trade agreements as Russia’s war with Ukraine threatens the bloc’s economic and security interests.
EU-Mercosur trade deal to clear environmental hurdles this year, EU commissioner says
The European Union and the South American trade bloc Mercosur could by year’s end resolve environmental concerns that are holding up a free trade agreement, EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevicius said.
Spain pushes for quick EU action to approve Chile trade deal
Spain wants the European Union to move quickly to ink a free-trade deal with copper powerhouse Chile that was put on ice late last year.
The powers pushing for a planet-wrecking trade deal
This report exposes the corporations most eagerly and successfully lobbying for the EU-Mercosur trade deal – a deal designed to increase profits at the expense of climate, biodiversity, health and indigenous rights.
What you should know about the Chile-Brazil Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
The Free Trade Agreement between Brazil and Chile went into effect on January 25. It is an additional protocol to Chile’s Free Trade Agreement with Mercosur.
Joint statement on EU trade agreements
Orgalim, along with a wide coalition of European industry stakeholders, urges the EU institutions and Member States to open new markets for trade and investment and promoting rules-based free trade.
The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement: A critical analysis and an alternative
The EU-Mercosur trade agreement leads to the destruction of nature, violation of land rights of farmers and Indigenous people and loss of industrial jobs in the Mercosur countries.
Mercosur deal ‘won’t make significant progress’ under French presidency
The EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement “won’t make significant progress” under the new French presidency of the Council of the EU, according to one Irish MEP.
Dangerous man, dangerous deals
Why the EU should not strengthen relations with Bolsonaro.
‘Turkey’s goal in its relations with Latin America is to deepen cooperation’
Turkey and Mercosur need to move economic relations further and sign free trade agreements, said Turkish Foreign Minister.
Mercosur meeting ends without deal on import tariff cuts
The member states were unable to hash out an agreement after Uruguay declined to sign on unless other countries agreed to let it negotiate its own unilateral free trade deals without the blessing of Mercosur nations.
Greenpeace urges Canada to drop trade deal to save the Amazon
An environmental group is pleading with the Canadian government to reject a controversial trade deal it says would further fuel deforestation in the Amazon in a new letter addressed to Canada’s minister of foreign affairs.
UK trade talks risk ‘lending legitimacy’ to Brazil’s far-right regime, TUC claims
British ministers should not pursue a trade deal with the major economy while Jair Bolsonaro is in charge, trade union boss, Frances O’Grady, said.
How the Mercosur deal’s ethanol boost contradicts EU green promises
While the EU maintains that ethanol has a role to play in Europe’s shift to clean transport, the production of ethanol is damaging the environment and hurting local communities in South America.
SACU and South America to deepen trade relations
Officials from the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) and the South American-based Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) have reaffirmed their commitment to the full implementation of the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA).
S. Korea to expand FTAs with more emerging countries in S.E. Asia, Latin America
South Korea said it plans to implement or launch negotiations for a set of new FTAs with trading counterparts from Southeast Asia and Latin America this year, as part of efforts to reduce its reliance on major economies.
Uruguay and China will seek bilateral FTA, Uruguayan president announces
Uruguay and China will begin negotiations to seek a bilateral free trade agreement, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou announced, an issue that has generated risks within Mercosur.
Macron says France ’will continue’ to oppose EU-Mercosur trade deal
French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that Paris maintains its opposition to the trade agreement agreed between the European Union and Mercosur.