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Sustainability impact assessment in support of the association agreement negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur

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LSE | 3 October 2019

Sustainability impact assessment in support of the association agreement negotiations between the European Union and Mercosur

Draft interim report

Executive Summary

The Interim Report for the EU‐Mercosur Association Agreement (AA) Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) builds on the Inception Report of the study and provides the core findings of the study. The report presents the quantitative and qualitative results of the economic analysis, environmental, social, and human rights (HR) analyses. For each component of analysis, the interim report links the initial qualitative analysis undertaken at the inception phase with the results of the CGE modelling. The Interim Report also outlines the key findings for the selected sectors, where for each sectoral chapter we report on the economic baseline and economic impact of an agreement, the social, environmental and human rights impacts, as well as the impact on consumers, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), least developed countries (LDCs) and EU’s outermost regions (OMRs). The Interim Report will be followed by a Final Report, which will include recommendations to maximise the benefits of the agreement while preventing or minimising potential negative impacts, summary and analysis of the stakeholder consultation, as well as feedback from stakeholders at the latest round of the Civil Society Dialogue (CSD).
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