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OTTAWA - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on Friday, at a time when the future of NAFTA is facing increasing uncertainty. Canada sends around 75 per cent of its goods exports to the United States and is ...
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America, an official said on ... Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne is set to arrive in Paraguay on March 9 to launch talks with Mercosur, which also includes Argentina, ...

Mercosur countries in the trade negotiations, without getting much in return. It is unacceptable that the EU is increasing its offer on agriculture in the talks. Trade concessions must be minimised for our more sensitive sectors, namely beef, sugar, poultry, ethanol, rice and orange juice imports to the EU..
CBC News has learned that the following day, if all goes as planned, Canada's delegation will board a plane and fly over the Andes to Asuncion, Paraguay, to launch free trade talks with the Mercosur bloc of nations. Mercosur is a trade bloc formed in 1991 by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Ireland and a coalition of over 10 EU states are currently lobbying to restrict the potential beef offer well below 100,000 tonnes, but Mr Hogan pointed out that Europe "will need to offer a little over 70,000 tonnes" to strike a deal with the Mercosur countries. Around 99,000t of beef access is expected to be ...
Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association (NIMEA) chief executive Conall Donnelly believes that the decision by the European Commission to increase the beef import allocation allowed for under the terms of a proposed trade deal with the Mercosur trading block of South America could do irreversible ...

Now, the same issue has cropped up in the ongoing Mercosur talks, infuriating French livestock farmers and politicians, EURACTIV France reports. Meat was back on the menu during bilateral talks this week in Brussels, with Mercosur trade ministers (Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, and Argentina) and Trade ...
European farming group Copa and Cogeca has stepped up its fight to stop a trade deal between the European Union and the Mercosur trade bloc ... farmers fear huge increases in the amount of beef, sugar and poultry imported from Mercosur countries - which include the meat exporting nations of ...
A long-awaited major trade deal between the EU and the Latin American countries of Mercosur may this week take a key step towards realisation with ministerial teams from both sides meeting in Brussels on Monday. They are expected to give negotiators a new, decisive political impulse to reach ...
"If there is one issue that I think is a really significant challenge at the moment that is Mercosur. There is no point in sugar coating this. It is a real battle for us to hold at bay the momentum that is building for a Mercosur trade deal," Minister Creed told the Irish Cattle and Sheep farmers' Association (ICSA) ...
Speaking at a press event, Copa-Cogeca Secretary-General Pekka Pesonen said: "The EU has given far too much on agriculture to the Mercosur countries in the negotiations, without getting much in return." Mercosur is already the biggest exporter of beef to Europe. Around 250,000 tonnes per year arrive ...
MONTEVIDEO, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Uruguay plans to push for a free trade agreement (FTA) between China and the Southern Common market (Mercosur), the largest South American trade bloc, a top Uruguayan official said Wednesday. At a joint press conference with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi, ...
Talks for a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the EU first took place in 1999, but stopped after no agreement was reached. Negotiations resumed in 2010, but it wasn't until May 2016 that the two blocs exchanged proposals. The last round of negotiations took place on Dec. 5 in Brussels. However ...
Santiago, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister Heraldo Munoz on Thursday called for closer ties between Latin America's two leading trade blocs. The Southern Common market (Mercosur), which gathers South American countries, and the Pacific Alliance, which includes most of the ...
The talks broke down on the margins of a World Trade Organization conference on December 10, with Mercosur countries -- Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay -- keen to get a higher beef offer, as well as lock in high export quotas for sugar and ethanol. Mr Hogan flew to the WTO conference in ...
In 2016, EU farm Commissioner Phil Hogan told NFU Cymru members beef would be 'off the menu' in trade negotiations with the Mercosur bloc, but since then it has been reported that the Commission is considering offering access for an extra 100,000 to 130,000 tonnes of beef - more than the 78,000 set ...
Putting the agreement into force will contribute to the balance of trade between both sides, which is heavily in favor of the countries of Mercosur, and allow the Egyptian industrial ... The Mercosur is an regional bloc in Latin America, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Speaking in Buenos Aires, Ms McGuinness expressed the belief that the host country was pushing for progress on Mercosur negotiations and would like to announce that a deal has been made when the ministerial council concludes on Wednesday night. As previously reported in the Irish farmers Journal, ...
we do not intend to increase our beef offer," Mr Hogan said. "The negotiations will either succeed or fail based on the response of the Mercosur countries to the European offer." The EU wants to open up the Mercosur market to its cars, chemicals, IT and retail services, allow EU companies access to public ...
The farm organisation has has called the trade negotiations with Mercosur "toxic" and said the European meat market is being sacrificed for the sake of a deal with the South American bloc. An IFA spokeperson confirmed that IFA President Joe Healy will travel to Argentina for WTO talks at the weekend and ...
THE EU's largest farm lobby Copa-Cogeca - of which the Irish farmers' Association (IFA) is a member - slammed Commission plans to table further concessions for beef in a bilateral trade deal with the Latin American regional bloc Mercosur, from 70,000 to 99,000 tonnes, saying it would threaten quality ...
2017 promised to be a decisive year for the trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union given Brazil and Argentina's strong efforts to finalize the deal. However, due to disagreements in the agricultural sector, the deal is now expected to occur in 2018. A potential agreement can strongly ...
Cattle are loaded at the Lebanese flag ship NADA in the port of Santos, Brazil 3 Cattle are loaded at the Lebanese flag ship NADA in the port of Santos, Brazil December 2, 2017. Twenty-seven thousand animals will be transported to Turkey's Mediterranean port of Iskenderun, according to Ecoporto ...
Talks for a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the EU first took place in 1999, but stopped after no agreement was reached. Negotiations resumed in 2010, but it wasn't until May 2016 that the two blocs exchanged proposals. The last round of negotiations took place on Dec. 5 in Brussels. However ...
Santiago, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister Heraldo Munoz on Thursday called for closer ties between Latin America's two leading trade blocs. The Southern Common market (Mercosur), which gathers South American countries, and the Pacific Alliance, which includes most of the ...
The talks broke down on the margins of a World Trade Organization conference on December 10, with Mercosur countries -- Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay -- keen to get a higher beef offer, as well as lock in high export quotas for sugar and ethanol. Mr Hogan flew to the WTO conference in ...
"We feel we have made progress and we hope we can conclude successfully a deal between Mercosur and the EU, provided our conditions are met, in February 2018." The European Commission had proposed to let Mercosur export 70,000t of beef at reduced duties, which is less than the 100,000t offer ...
Putting the agreement into force will contribute to the balance of trade between both sides, which is heavily in favor of the countries of Mercosur, and allow the Egyptian industrial ... The Mercosur is an regional bloc in Latin America, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.
EU-Mercosur trade discussions are on hold until the new year without agreement in Buenos Aires, according to the IFA. Speaking from Argentina, Irish farmers' Association (IFA) president Joe Healy, said the serious threat from a bad deal on beef and poultry has not gone away. He said the Taoiseach Leo ...
"This of particular concern, first, due to the huge amount of Mercosur agricultural exports destined for the EU market." Barry Gardiner, the UK's shadow Secretary of State for International Trade, says: "It is very worrying that these leaked documents show a move away from the precautionary principle and a ...
Speaking in Buenos Aires, Ms McGuinness expressed the belief that the host country was pushing for progress on Mercosur negotiations and would like to announce that a deal has been made when the ministerial council concludes on Wednesday night. As previously reported in the Irish farmers Journal, ...
we do not intend to increase our beef offer," Mr Hogan said. "The negotiations will either succeed or fail based on the response of the Mercosur countries to the European offer." The EU wants to open up the Mercosur market to its cars, chemicals, IT and retail services, allow EU companies access to public ...
Mercosur members Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay are pushing for an improvement on the EU offer of tariff-free imports for 70,000 tonnes a year of beef and 600,000 tonnes of ethanol a year. They complain that it is lower than the 100,000-tonne offer the EU made in 2004, though EU negotiators ...
Mercosur is reportedly prepared to offer the EU a streamlined rate of cutting import tariffs - but will look for the EU to accept more of its beef imports in return, one of the Mercosur negotiators has said, according to Reuters. The South American trade bloc is believed to be willing to gradually reduce tariffs on ...
European farmers said it would be "scandalous" to give more beef from Mercosur countries to EUropean consumers. As the EU prepares to step up its offer to the Latin American trade bloc Mercosur, Copa and Cogeca denounced the EU move to improve the beef offer, warning it jeopardises public health ...
The European Commission is still pushing for a trade deal with Mercosur by year's end, despite a coalition of up to 14 countries - including Ireland and ... Last month the EU made an offer to Mercosur - Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay - that included lower tariffs on 70,000 tonnes of beef imports.
The EU is seeking to finalise free trade negotiations with the South American trading bloc Mercosur and with Mexico by the end of this year. It is also to launch free trade negotiations with Australia. All three trading partners are cane sugar exporters. Brazil, the biggest Mercosur member, is the world's largest.
The EU has yet to sign an ample trade agreement with Latin America's Mercosur bloc. Although the two organizations are built on free market ...
France will propose changing the European Commission's mandate to negotiate a trade deal with South America's Mercosur bloc to include ...
"The next step is to ask the Common market Council, the executive body of Mercosur, that Paraguay should have the same tariff as the rest of ...
If the EU fails to complete trade deals with Mexico and Mercosur by the end of this year, upcoming elections in Brazil and Mexico could ...
The EU and the South American bloc Mercosur are aiming to conclude their free trade negotiations by the end of 2017. Difficult bargaining lies ahead on ...
farmers' groups have reacted angrily to reports of a 70,000t offer already decided upon in the EU Commission's Mercosur trade talks.
European negotiators presented their farm trade offer to South America's Mercosur bloc yesterday (Tuesday) as part of talks for a trade pact ...
The IFA is planning on staging a protest over the volume of beef proposed by the European Commission in its trade deal talks with Mercosur.
The EU beef market is being sacrificed for the sake of the Mercosur trade deal, according to Cormac Healy of Meat Industry Ireland (MII).
The ICMSA and IFA have backed MII calls for the Irish government to block moves by the European Commission to complete the Mercosur ...
Trade negotiations with the Mercosur group of countries, which includes Brazil and Argentina, have been going on since 2004 and are ...
The European Union now hopes to conclude a trade deal with the Mercosur bloc by February next year. EU agriculture chief Phil Hogan admitted that there were still 15 "open issues", following a "difficult" meeting with the Mercosur countries in Buenos Aires last week. "Mercosur talks were quite difficult," Mr ...
It said that Mercosur countries could export to the EU an additional 78,000 tonnes of beef; 12,250 tonnes of pork; 78,000 tonnes of poultry; 2,000 tonnes of sheep meat; 13,000 tonnes of milk powder; 4,000 tonnes of butter; 20,000 tonnes of cheese; 600,000 hectolitre of ethanol; 10,000 tonnes of garlic; ...


 

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