Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay reportedly wish to make the trading bloc more flexible for commerce by negotiating new trade accords to reduce the bloc’s tariffs.
To pass the EU-Mercosur deal in its current state would set an horrific precedent for future trade deals currently under negotiation and fly in the face of the EU’s landmark Green Deal.
The European Commission published the final version of the Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) on the potential economic, social, environmental and human rights impact of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement.
The EU plans to increase the number of destructive products on supermarket shelves with the proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal, reveals a report.
The European Commission should have concluded an updated sustainability impact assessment before the EU-Mercosur trade deal was agreed, an inquiry by European Ombudsman has found.
More than 450 organizations launch a joint statement calling on governments to stop the EU-Mercosur agreement.
Austria reaffirmed its veto of the trade agreement between the European Union and Mercosur, and asked Portugal to avoid any “possible attempt” to the pact enters into force in its current form.
Mere “political commitments” will not be enough to ratify the agreement between the European Union and Mercosur countries, a French cabinet minister said.
Brazil wants to alter the rules of the Mercosur trade bloc to make it more flexible, so that each country can independently negotiate trade agreements with other nations.
An EU-Mercosur deal would be potentially detrimental to European farmers’ stability, EU farm organisation CEJA has warned.
The undersigned Brazilian civil society organizations are expressing their opposition to signing the free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union.
Joint statement from several civil society organizations and farmers’ associations with requirements for the Mercosur agreement.
With environment issues rising quickly up the EU agenda, it’s time to get trade and ecological policies into coherent alignment.
The following avenues can be envisaged to address the concerns raised by the draft EU-Mercosur agreement.
South Korea’s trade ministry vowed to make more progress in expanding trade pacts with counterparts from Central and South America this year, in line with its efforts to diversify its export portfolio amid the growing protectionism around the globe.
It is envisaged sheep meat imports from Australia and New Zealand would result in sheep prices in the EU falling by 1.9% to 3.1%.
Analysis by the United States Department of Agriculture point out that the country has US$ 4 billion in agricultural exports that may be affected to some extent by the European Union-Mercosur trade deal.
Portugal will try to conclude a free-trade agreement between the EU and the South American trade bloc Mercosur during its six-month EU presidency, and attempt to expand Europe’s ties with other potential trade partners.
At least nine EU countries want the trade deal with South America.
South America’s Mercosur countries will address environmental concerns raised by the European Union that have stalled ratification of a free trade deal between the two trade blocs, Argentina’s foreign minister said.