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Mercosur reliance on China and industrial protectionism, challenges for a deal with EU

Thursday, August 16th 2018 - 22:12 UTC
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Mercosur excessive reliance on exports to China and industrial protectionism in chemicals are core stumbling blocks to reaching a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU, a policy paper published by the 28-country bloc released on Monday. Read full article


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  • Cheshire_Cat

    It goes both ways - agricultural subsidies in the EU are also a massive obstacle for European free trade with South America. At least our soil is productive and our Ag sector competitive. The real plight is in Africa where subsidized agricultural exports from the EU have destroyed local agriculture - a problem Oxfam has been talking about since the 1990s. If European leaders don't want to deal with refugees then they should consider offering real, free and fair trade to Africa.

    Aug 19th, 2018 - 03:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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