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updated Mon. September 5, 2022

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Swiss economics minister Johann Schneider-Ammann has arrived in Brazil on a six-day visit to the region aimed at boosting talks on a free trade agreement with the South American economic area Mercosur. In addition to Brazil, Schneider-Ammann will also visit the other Mercosur states of Paraguay, ...
“It should be clear that without any movement from our partners on these issues it's difficult to see the process moving towards the outcome to which the European Commission remains committed – a balanced and ambitious EU-Mercosur trade agreement,” a Commission spokesman told a news conference ...

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has stated there would be “no deal” on Mercosur unless EU negotiations are satisfied that strong standards will apply to all produce, the Irish Independent reports. Speaking about the ongoing negotiations regarding Mercosur and the quality of its exports, Commissioner ...
European Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan insisted there would be “no deal” with Mercosur unless negotiators are fully satisfied strong standards will apply to all produce. It comes as another round of the negotiations on Mercosur got under way in Brussels this week. “There will be no deal on ...
"If anything happened on Mercosur, it will be in 10 to 15 years' time," added the commissioner. Mr Tallon said the China deal is "key", particularly in light of Brexit, as firms were reluctant to have "all their eggs in one basket". "It is a small step, China is open and we need to grow that and open other markets.
SAO PAULO -- China and South Korea are seeking to establish free trade agreements with Mercosur in a strategic response to Washington's increasingly protectionist stance. These East Asian initiatives have resonated well in a region where Washington is keeping its distance. U.S. President Donald ...

The South American trading bloc, Mercosur, and the EU have been making serious headway in their negotiations. Rightly termed the “Beef for Cars deal”, the EU Commission refers to the future agreement as “a win-win for both the EU and Mercosur, creating opportunities for growth and jobs for both sides.
The list included German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, and the United States' First Lady Hillary Clinton. It was when then-Argentinian president Carlos Menem introduced an ambitious idea: a common currency for Mercosur. “We're following the European Union's ...
BUENOS AIRES (Alliance News) - Mercosur and the EU (EU) are close to an agreement, according to the president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, and the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy. The comment was made during a joint press conference after a meeting aimed at deepening and analyzing the ...
Meanwhile, in Ireland, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) president Joe Healy said EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is extremely naive to believe that the Brazilians are going to conform to the rules in any Mercosur trade agreement with the EU – especially with regard to meeting EU standards on ...

Meanwhile, Spanish Economy Minister Roman Escolano told reporters on Tuesday that the final obstacles to a long-delayed trade deal between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur can be overcome. “Spain is very clearly committed to bringing this project, which we have ...
"For the time (being) the negotiation on the Mercosur (deal) for different reasons is blocked," Le Maire told reporters. "You cannot explain to a producer that he has to stick to very constraining rules in Germany, France, Spain or Italy, and we'll (import) exactly the same good that will not be produced in the ...
Scottish farm leaders have urged the European Commission to postpone its “reckless” trade negotiations with the Mercosur block of South American countries because of fears over the damage it could inflict on the beef sector. NFU Scotland has become the latest group to add its voice to those calling for ...
China and South Korea are seeking to establish free trade agreements with Mercosur in a strategic response to Washington's increasingly protectionist stance. The East Asian initiatives have resonated well in a region where Washington is keeping its distance. U.S. President Donald Trump has not visited a ...
Japan may soon manage something that the European Union has not yet done in South America, as negotiations to become an economic partner with the Mercosur trading block push ahead. Although the EU's deal is reportedly reaching its final stages after 20 years of negotiations, Japan may beat the ...
Two of the country's leading farm organisations have called for any deal on Mercosur to be parked following the EU's decision to delist 20 Brazilian meat processors. The decision showed the “commercial and environmental absurdity” of continuing with the process, said ICMSA presiednt Pat McCormack.
BRUSSELS – Mercosur and the European Union will resume negotiations today (April 24) and until Friday 27, in order to conclude the negotiations to give way to the signing of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). In this regard, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay, Ambassador Eladio Loizaga, informed ...


 

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