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Uruguayan State requested hefty sum in damages over Montevideo Port deals
Chilean and Canadian partners of the Montecon consortium handling operations in the port of Montevideo have started an arbitration process for “damages and losses” worth up to US$ 600 million against the Uruguayan State.
Uruguay supports Việt Nam’s negotiations of FTA with Mercosur: Official
Uruguay’s foreign minister emphasised that the country will work closely with the Vietnamese Embassy to promote stronger and more comprehensive relations between the two countries in the coming time.
Uruguay, China agree to pursue bilateral trade pact as well as Mercosur deal
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou and Chinese Premier Li Qiang are keen to keep working on a bilateral free trade agreement as well as pursue one between China and the wider Mercosur trade bloc.
Lula accuses the EU of disguising protectionist measures as environmental concern
The Brazilian president delivered a message to industrialized nations at a climate summit in Belém, arguing they should ‘pay their part so we can revive part of what was ruined’
The EU-Mercosur annex: a greenwashing exercise
Friends of the Earth Europe commissioned a legal analysis of the European Commission’s additional environmental protocol which demonstrates that it is a mere greenwash, only offering cosmetic and unenforceable adjustments.
The potential China-Uruguay trade deal risks fracturing Mercosur
Montevideo is pushing ahead with FTA talks with China – ignoring warnings from neighbors about possible legal and trade action if Uruguay negotiates outside the bloc.
Uruguay-China’s FTA is “improving” at a slower pace, President Lacalle says
The President of Uruguay stated that negotiations with Chinese authorities are “progressing”. However, the processes of the Asian country advance at a “slower” pace, the head of the South American Government said.
Lula urges EU-South America regional trade deal before China talks
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called for the South American trade bloc Mercosur to urgently seal a free trade agreement with the European Union before negotiating with China.
Brazilian foreign minister: Uruguay’s agreement with China would ’destroy’ Mercosur
Free-trade agreement between Uruguay and China would destroy Mercosur by contradicting the bloc’s integration policies, declares Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira.
Uruguay’s free-trade deal ambitions rattle South American trade bloc
South America’s major Mercosur trade bloc, which includes regional powerhouses Brazil and Argentina, has been rattled by one of its smaller members, Uruguay, seeking to strike its own free-trade deals, leaders said.
Uruguay applies to join CPTPP in bid for Asian export boost
Uruguay has applied for membership in the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, in the South American country’s latest bid to do more trade with Asia.
Uruguay to apply to join TPP
Uruguay plans to formally apply to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, which brings together Japan and other Pacific Rim nations, its president has said.
Uruguayan FM off to brokering Mercosur deal approval with EU
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo is off on a European tour seeking to advance in the signing of the Mercosur-European Union agreement.
Uruguay-China FTA negotiations raise tensions over Mercosur’s future
The recent Mercosur summit revealed strains in the bloc. As Uruguay moves for a free trade agreement with China, other members discuss consequences and call for unity.
Uruguay, China to start formal negotiations on free trade agreement
Uruguay and China have decided to enter formal negotiations on a free trade agreement, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said.
Uruguay and Ecuador discuss possible bilateral trade agreement
The Presidents of Ecuador and Uruguay exchanged views on ”the possibility of starting to deal with a bilateral trade agreement.“
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.
The United States has said it wants to “enhance” trade ties with Uruguay
The US intends to increase trade and investments through the TIFA agreement.
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.
Uruguay to open an embassy in Turkey, hopes to sign trade agreement
Uruguay hopes to sign a free trade agreement with Turkey, would be joined by the other Mercosur partners, said Foreign Minister, Francisco Bustillo.