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Montevideo, October 25th 2016 - 17:23 UTC

Tag: Mercosur

  • Tuesday, October 25th 2016 - 10:29 UTC

    Macri and Vazquez agree that the trade approach to China should be done from Mercosur

    Macri said that his government understands Uruguay´s need to have access to other markets and open to the world's second largest economy.

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri promised his Uruguayan peer Tabare Vazquez to look into the draft of a Uruguay/China free trade deal, and expressed their deep concern about political events in Venezuela suggesting that under the current circumstances the Nicolas Maduro government cannot be considered a member of Mercosur.

  • Monday, October 24th 2016 - 18:11 UTC

    First Mercosur test for Uruguay´s free trade agreement negotiations with China

    President Vazquez and several ministers will meet with Macri(L)i in Buenos Aires to discuss an agenda of common interests

    Uruguay and Argentina, and their cabinets will be meeting this Monday in Buenos Aires to address a bilateral agenda, which was agreed long before hand, but the real issue will not necessarily be trade, dredging canals, pulp mills, customs or facilitating people's movement, but rather the negotiations for a free trade agreement which supposedly Uruguay is about to begin discussing with China.

  • Monday, October 17th 2016 - 06:53 UTC

    Mercosur founding members share same economic model and are targeting trade accords, says ECLAC

    “What is happening is that Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina have found an economic model which they share”, Alicia Barcena argued

    Tensions inside Mercosur can be attributed to the fact that Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay share a development “economic model” which distances them from Venezuela, and are prepared to advance in trade negotiations with the European Union, and even with the Pacific Alliance. Venezuela on the other hand has as its main priority putting the deteriorated economy back on the growth track, according to the UN regional economic commission ECLAC, chair Alicia Barcena.

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  • Friday, October 14th 2016 - 09:17 UTC

    EU-Mercosur trade deal within two years, followed by negotiations with UK

     “Mercosur has moved to improve its offer and we are optimistic that we can work towards a better deal,” said Argentine Commerce Secretary Miguel Braun

    The European Union and Mercosur could strike a free trade deal within two years, according to Argentina’s Commerce Secretary Miguel Braun. After Brexit, Mercosur would be open to a separate trade deal with the UK. Trade negotiations between the EU and Mercosur nations are still on track, despite the UK’s decision to leave the bloc and uncertainty over the future of the EU’s other major trade agreements – TTIP and CETA.

  • Wednesday, October 12th 2016 - 10:49 UTC

    UK official praises Mercosur new trade and integration focus

    “Our impression is that Mercosur is coming out of a difficult moment, it has been through a complicated period in recent years”, said FCO official Nigel Baker

    Mercosur has “lost focus” because of years of political and ideological discussions instead of concentrating in trade integration, commented Nigel Baker, deputy head of the Foreign Office South America's department during a two day visit to Paraguay. The ex ambassador in the Vatican also anticipated that Brexit, UK leaving the European Union will help strengthen overall relations with Paraguay, one of Mercosur four founding members.

  • Wednesday, October 5th 2016 - 06:33 UTC

    Malvinas has “an enormous emotional content” but “my duty is to advance dialogue in all issues”

    ”The intention of the government (of president Mauricio Macri) was to sit and discuss all issues, including Malvinas” despite furious criticisms from the opposition

    Foreign minister Susana Malcorra said that the Falklands/Malvinas issue has “an enormous emotional content”, but as her country's main diplomat her duty is to ensure a dialogue that can advance, in the best possible way, on all issues. The minister also described the Mercosur relation with Brazil as “inexorable”, which is beyond ideologies underlining the significance of Brazil's Michel Temer recent visit to Argentina.

  • Tuesday, October 4th 2016 - 11:55 UTC

    Macri and Temer reaffirm commitment to strengthen Mercosur

    The pair held an official meeting in Buenos Aires and later at a press conference remarked their two countries' stances vis-a-vis the present and future of Mercosur

    Argentine President Mauricio Macri and his Brazilian counterpart, Michel Temer, agreed on Monday on the need to strengthen Mercosur and to make its rules more “flexible” to ”give a certain autonomy to the (member) states in their international relations.”

  • Monday, October 3rd 2016 - 07:40 UTC

    Temer visits Macri to address trade and making Mercosur more flexible and universal

    Although Macri and Temer have had some previous brief meetings, this will be the first formal bilateral meeting since the Brazilian president was confirmed.

    Argentine president Mauricio Macri will be receiving his Brazilian peer Michel Temer in Buenos Aires on Monday morning to address bilateral relations in several fields, mainly political, trade, Mercosur, and security and development in the long shared border areas. According to official sources Temer´s delegation arrives with foreign minister Jose Serra, Industry and trade minister Marcos Pereira and head of defense Raul Jungmann.

  • Saturday, September 24th 2016 - 08:02 UTC

    Temer links Rousseff's removal with the drastic change in economic policy

    Temer candidly admitted that it had become imperious to change the economic course since Brazil has been in the worst recession since the 1930s

    Brazilian president Michel Temer addressing business leaders and foreign policy experts in New York earlier this week revealed another twist to the recent political events in the country which led to the impeachment and removal of his elected predecessor Dilma Rousseff.

  • Tuesday, September 20th 2016 - 09:53 UTC

    Brazil and Uruguay agree on a Mercosur with “a greater open integration”

    “The meeting was positive and we agreed with president Temer that Uruguay will continue as coordinator of Mercosur trade talks with the EU” Vazquez was quoted

    President Tabare Vazquez confirmed on Monday that Uruguay will continue as “coordinator” of discussions between Mercosur and the European Union to reach a wide ranging trade agreement.