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".
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.
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 conclude free trade agreements between Mercosur and Singapore and South Korea by next year, as it also eyes deals with Vietnam and Indonesia.
A new poll shows that the vast majority of Europeans oppose the EU’s trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur.
The report presents the quantitative and qualitative results of the economic analysis, environmental, social, and human rights analyses.
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.
Leaked agenda shows Brazil’s environment minister will meet with BASF, Bayer, VW and British fossil fuel and mining interests.
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.
As released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
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 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.
Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná said Brazil’s approach to the Amazon fires is unacceptable.
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.
The trade deal between Europe and the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) provides a clear commitment to the Paris Agreement in combatting climate change, the new EU ambassador in Brasilia said.
Concessions in the agricultural sector went too far. In the area of beef the Swiss had made more concessions than their EU counterparts, says Swiss Farmers’ Union.
Norway and its fellow members of the European Free Trade Association have entered into a free trade agreement with Brazil and several other South American countries.
Irish Prime Minister has said Dublin will vote against a trade deal between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur unless Brazil takes action to protect the rainforest.
Argentine wineries are trying to figure out whether a trade deal with Europe will prove a boom or a bust to their vineyards, in face of highly-subsidized EU vineyards.