Tag: Mercosur

Mercosur
Tuesday, April 22nd 2014 - 07:17 UTC

Mercosur agrees on joint trade proposal to exchange with Europe, announces Mujica

“Believe it or not” it was achieved and in two months will be presented said the Uruguayan leader

“It took time and effort, but believe it or not” in less than two months time, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay will be presenting their joint tariff reduction proposal to Europe for discussions on an ambitious Mercosur/EU cooperation and trade agreement that has been on the table since 1999, said President Jose Mujica.

Monday, April 21st 2014 - 06:24 UTC

Argentina and Paraguay have Mercosur delayed summit in their bilateral agenda

Timerman and Loizaga are scheduled to meet this Monday

Argentina's Hector Timerman and Paraguay's Eladio Loizaga will be meeting Monday in Asunción to address among other issues the three times delayed Mercosur summit, which should take place in Venezuela, and must be decided before next June when the group's six-month chair again rotates.

Wednesday, April 16th 2014 - 04:44 UTC

Mercosur proposal to present the EU expected to be ready by end of April

Capitanich confirmed Mercosur has advanced in agreeing on the proposal

Argentine cabinet chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed on Tuesday 'significant advances' in the elaboration of Mercosur's joint proposal to exchange with the European Union for discussions on a much delayed wide ranging cooperation and trade agreement.

Monday, March 31st 2014 - 19:28 UTC

Mercosur expects to exchange tariff-reduction proposals with EU next June

Apparently Cristina Fernandez is now willing to talk about trade with the EU

Mercosur expects to present a joint proposal regarding tariff reductions to the European Union during a meeting next June, according to Brazil's Minister of Development, Trade and Industry, Mauro Borges who apparently convinced a reluctant Argentina to join the group.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 08:21 UTC

Latam divided on UN Crimea vote; Mercosur, except for Venezuela abstains

“Brazil supports all efforts for a peaceful solution to the crisis and invites the sides to an inclusive dialogue”, said ambassador Patriota

The UN resolution condemning the annexation of Crimea by Russia which was voted on Thursday at the general assembly showed Latin America (and Mercosur) divided on the issue. The non binding resolution sponsored by Costa Rica and the western powers received 100 votes, with 11 against and 58 abstentions.

Monday, March 24th 2014 - 06:47 UTC

EU/Mercosur still in the cold but committed to reach an agreement in coming months

Spokesperson Clancy said negotiators exchanged information and tried to clarify several issues

The European Union and Mercosur held last Friday in Brussels the technical meeting, as was scheduled to assess the state of negotiations for a long delayed and ambitious association and trade agreement, but concluded with no calendar for the exchange of tariff reduction proposals, which is central to the discussions.

Saturday, March 22nd 2014 - 07:31 UTC

Mercosur and EU in another effort to advance in the long delayed trade agreement

Argentina has been dragging its feet, but this week in France President Cristina Fernandez made encouraging statements

Mercosur and European Union chief negotiators met on Friday in Brussels to define if conditions are ready for the exchange of tariffs reductions proposals with the purpose of reaching an ambitious trade agreement which was started back in 1999 and has yet to mature.

Friday, March 21st 2014 - 06:05 UTC

Bolivian senate to vote full incorporation to Mercosur in April

The adhesion protocol was sent to Congress by president Evo Morales last September

The Bolivian Senate is expected to vote next month for the full incorporation of the country to Mercosur, thus complying with some of the last steps to join the group made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Wednesday, March 19th 2014 - 07:07 UTC

Mercosur has been 'a good deal' for Uruguay, 'it could have been better'

Mujica admitted that all the 'added value' of Uruguayan exports is sold in the region

President Jose Mujica said that Mercosur even with all its problems “has been a good deal” although it “could have been better”, and it is imperative that the group signs trade agreements with Europe and China, which has become the main trade partner of the region.

Tuesday, March 18th 2014 - 22:00 UTC

Chile suggests the Pacific Alliance and Mercosur should consider integration

Minister Muñoz, attempting a delicate balance between two groups that have strong differences

Chile's new foreign minister Heraldo Muñoz ratified his country's membership of the Pacific Alliance, a much questioned group by other regional organizations such as the Venezuelan inspired ALBA and even Mercosur led by Brazil, and suggested that Mercosur and the Pacific Alliance could consider integration. Chile is currently an associate member of Mercosur.

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