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MERCOSUR and Singapore – free trade agreement delayed due to COVID-19
Singapore and the Southern Common Market of South America (MERCOSUR) have experienced a delay in their FTA negotiations after Argentina announced its decision to withdraw from ongoing negotiations on potential trade deals.
EU-Mercosur deal will have devastating impact on climate, NGOs warn
While the agreement still has to be approved by the European Parliament and Council, farmers and environmental NGOs remain disappointed.
Mercosur leaders look to close EU deal despite Macron’s resistance
Mercosur ministers reported progress on the final text of a trade agreement with the European Union on the eve of a summit meeting overshadowed by French President’s latest comments against the deal.
Time to rethink – Stop the EU-Mercosur agreement!
265 civil society organisations call on the Federal Governments and the EU Commission and EU-Parliament to reject this agreement!
Planned EU trade deal with Mercosur threatens climate, environmental protection and human rights
The agreement could have serious ecological and human rights repercussions, new study warns.
EU failed to consider environmental and social impacts of South American trade deal: complaint
The European Commission has ignored its legal obligation to ensure the trade agreement with the ‘Mercosur’ group of South American countries will not lead to social, economic, environmental degradation and human rights violations.
Dutch rejection of Mercosur now threatens wider EU trade deals
A free trade agreement between the EU and four South American countries, known as the Mercosur trade bloc, has been voted down by the Dutch parliament.
The EU-Mercosur trade agreement: What is it, and what could it mean for forests and human rights?
This briefing is meant to provide a discussion for NGOs in Brazil who want to understand the implications of this deal for people and forests and take action.
The true cost of the EU-Mercosur trade deal
The EU-Mercosur trade deal comes at a tremendous expense for people and the planet. Dire consequences are looming both on regional and global levels.
Argentina reaffirms commitment to Mercosur but remains cautious about EU accord
The Mercosur agreement with the EU will be subject to Parliament approval while Argentina is not interested in the South Korea deal, says Argentine Foreign Minister.
Free trade and Mercosur on the agenda for the German EU Presidency
The resumption of negotiations on the controversial Mercosur agreement and trade policy with the United States are among the priorities of the German EU Council Presidency.
Differences among members, India-Mercosur PTA talks stalled
The ongoing differences between Brazil and Argentina are expected to have important implications for the future course of action within MERCOSUR and its engagements with other trade and economic partners including India.
The EU must review the premises of its free-trade agreement with Mercosur
Environmental safeguards within the agreement, which were already insufficient even before COVID-19, have now made the document outdated.
Brazil wants to change Mercosur rule to make agreements without Argentina viable
Action would come in the face of the neighboring country’s announcement that it will abandon negotiations on the organization’s agreements.
Singapore in touch with Mercosur bloc on FTA talks after Argentina pullout
Singapore said that it is in contact with South American bloc Mercosur after a member state pulled out of talks on new free trade agreements (FTAs) that the group is negotiating beyond the region.
Argentina to exit Mercosur trade talks to focus on problems at home
Argentina has decided to withdraw from ongoing trade negotiations with regional bloc Mercosur as it turns its focus on the growing economic crisis at home.
South American bloc’s new trade appetite has suitors calling
Mercosur is negotiating with South Korea, Canada and Singapore, while Indonesia and Vietnam are possible candidates. Plus, a deal with the European Free Trade Association is in its final stages.
Lebanon close to signing free trade deal with Mercosur countries: ambassador
Lebanon is only a few steps away from signing a free trade agreement with Mercosur countries, the Uruguayan ambassador to Lebanon said
S. Korea, Mercosur bloc hold 5th round of FTA talks
South Korea held the fifth round of free trade talks with a group of South American countries, including Brazil, with a goal of striking the deal this year.
Wallonia votes against EU trade pact with Mercosur countries
The Walloon parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a motion critical of the trade pact agreed between the European Union and the Mercosur countries.