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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; ...
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 beef market is being sacrificed for the sake of the Mercosur trade deal, the Irish farmers' Association (IFA) has claimed. As EU negotiators begin trade talks with their South American counterparts in Brussels, IFA president Joe Healy said any EU deal on beef with Brazil in the Mercosur negotiations ...
Although there is a broad economic interest in the signing of this agreement by all Mercosur countries, Brazil has an added incentive to finalize a trade agreement with the EU. Industry National Confederation data shows that the current trade between Brazil and the EU reached US$100 billion in 2011.
The ongoing scandals emerging from the main Mercosur country - Brazil - was also highlighted. Now is not the time to make any concessions ...
The EU beef market is being sacrificed for the sake of the Mercosur trade deal, according to Cormac Healy of Meat Industry Ireland (MII).
A reduction in trade over the past four years of over 30 percent within Mercosur, the Spanish acronym by which the bloc is known, as well as ...
Trade negotiations with the Mercosur group of countries, which includes Brazil and Argentina, have been going on since 2004 and are ...
Ireland's beef producers - already suffering from Brexit - expect to incur further losses from a Mercosur deal on beef. [Adrian Byrne/Flickr].
"While the outcome of Brexit is still uncertain, it [Mercosur] has the potential to cause serious disruption to the EU beef market," said MII director ...
Mr Healy also said that Brazil and other Mercosur countries fail to meet EU standards on traceability, food safety, animal welfare and the ...
FILE PHOTO - Foreign Ministers of Mercosur, Argentina's Jorge Faurie, Paraguay's Eladio Loizaga, Brazil's Aloysio Nunes Ferreira and ...
Former President Jose "Pepe" Mujica stated that in the case of Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, Mercosur can not be neutral, declaring that ...
The Associated Press Sao Paulo (AP) -- The South American trade bloc Mercosur suspended Venezuela indefinitely Saturday for failing to ...
The decision comes almost three weeks after Mercosur held a summit in Mendoza, Argentina, which Caracas deemed "illegal" and did not ...
(RTTNews) - The President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, defended Venezuela's permanent suspension from Mercosur trade bloc and deemed ...
The European Commission will offer Mercosur new beef import quotas at reduced tariff rates during a formal round of trade talks in the first ...
Following reports this week that beef may be included in an EU trade deal offer to Mercosur countries, including Brazil, Mr Healy said Brexit has ...
The Network of Communicators of Mercosur expressed solidarity with Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution, fully recognizing the results of the ...
Mercosur inked a trade deal with Colombia last Friday to allow limited quantities of tariff-free trade in products including automobiles, textiles ...
Argentina - The Southern Common market (Mercosur) should have a bigger share in China's food imports, said Diego Guelar, Argentina's ...
Political changes in Argentina and Brazil as well as reduced trade within Mercosur forced the bloc to seek other markets outside South America ...
The People's Summit which will take place at the UNCuyo school of Art and design and will protest neoliberal policies imposed by Argentine ...
The main points of market access in a trade deal between the South American Mercosur bloc and the European Union need to be concluded ...


 

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