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Tag: Mercosur

  • Wednesday, March 15th 2017 - 06:38 UTC

    Mercosur expects to sign a trade deal with the EU by year end taking advantage of Trump's isolationism

    “The U.S. withdrawal from agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP] and the Atlantic Alliance undoubtedly opens new opportunities for us,” Nunes said.

    Mercosur expects to sign a framework accord this year for a trade deal with the European Union as the U.S. shift to isolationism under President Donald Trump encourages it to look outside the hemisphere for opportunities, Brazil's foreign minister Aloysio Nunes said on Tuesday.

  • Monday, March 6th 2017 - 06:40 UTC

    New Brazilian minister wants closer Mercosur-Pacific Alliance relations

    “We have very important challenges ahead such as giving new life to Mercosur and bringing Mercosur closer to the Pacific Alliance” wrote Nunes

    Giving new life to Mercosur and closer links with the Pacific Alliance are the main challenges of his office said Aloysio Nunes, Brazil's new foreign minister. In as brief statement in Facebook the ex senator and chair of the foreign affair committee also insists that Mercosur must open to the world and reach more agreements with other countries and trade spaces.

  • Monday, February 20th 2017 - 11:20 UTC

    EFTA/Mercosur talks confirmed to begin next June in Buenos Aires

    Bilateral trade between the two blocks reached 8.7bn in 2015, when first contacts were started. In Davos Economic Forum the round of discussions was first agreed.

    The first round of formal trade negotiations between Mercosur and EFTA, European Free Trade Association, is scheduled to take place in Buenos Aires next June according to information from Brussels where there was a preliminary encounter between the two sides. “It will be in June, and talks will be at chief negotiators level”, confirmed EFTA and Mercosur sources.

  • Friday, February 17th 2017 - 09:43 UTC

    Mercosur begins trade talks with EFTA

    EFTA members are very much interested in an agreement with Mercosur anticipated Rigoberto Gauto

    Mercosur officially begins this Friday trade negotiations with the European Free Trade Association, EFTA, which brings together those countries that do not belong to the European Union, EU, that is Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, and that in a couple of years could see the UK, negotiating Brexit, joining.

  • Monday, February 13th 2017 - 09:20 UTC

    Mercosur/EU technical discussions in Brussels ahead of Buenos Aires meeting

    Earlier this month in Brasilia, presidents Mauricio Macri and Michel Temer agreed to give a new thrust to Mercosur trade negotiations with the European Union

    Mercosur representatives will be meeting their European Union counterparts this week, beginning Monday, in Brussels in anticipation of another round of trade and cooperation discussions scheduled for March in Buenos Aires. Mercosur members, under the coordination of Argentina, which currently holds the group's chair are attending with a common position reached after several days of videoconferences.

  • Saturday, February 11th 2017 - 07:36 UTC

    Mercosur meeting in March to address internal tariffs and Mexico

    Argentine and Brazilian presidents Macri and Temer agreed in Brasilia that approaching the Pacific Alliance must also be a priority for Mercosur

    Mercosur foreign ministers will be meeting next March 9 in Buenos Aires in the framework of Argentina's pro tempore chair and following on the Argentine/Brazilian presidents recent meeting when it was decided to give the group a new thrust taking advantage of the new world scenario.

  • Wednesday, February 8th 2017 - 08:02 UTC

    Macri and Temer agree to open Mercosur and to closer ties with Mexico

    In a state visit to Brasilia Macri said that Mercosur would focus on strengthening its relationship with Mexico, Latin America's second-largest economy after Brazil.

    The leaders of Brazil and Argentina said on Tuesday they would pursue closer ties with Mexico and other Latin American nations alarmed by U.S. President Donald Trump's promises to tear apart trade deals and build a wall in the Mexican border to protect American jobs.

  • Saturday, February 4th 2017 - 06:47 UTC

    Temer and Macri meet next week to make Mercosur an effective free trade space

    The intention of Temer and Macri is to achieve a free trade zone for all Mercosur goods, and “the sooner barriers are eliminated, it's the best possible scenario”

    Brazil and Argentina will attempt to eliminate trade barriers which limit or impede Mercosur trade, ensuring a free trade space, “the sooner the better”, revealed Brazilian diplomats in anticipation of the presidential summit next week, when Mauricio Macri is received by Michel Temer in Brasilia.

  • Friday, January 13th 2017 - 12:37 UTC

    Brazil retakes wheat imports, the highest in three years

     Conab said its higher import forecast reflected unexpectedly strong wheat volumes brought in late last year, driving total purchases for calendar 2016 to 6.87m tonnes

    Brazilian officials ditched expectations of a tumble in wheat imports to a multi-year low after a surprisingly strong finish to 2016 for buy-ins, encouraged by a recovery in the real and state purchases of domestic supplies. Conab - which a month ago slashed its forecast for Brazil's wheat imports in 2016-17 [on an August-to-July basis] to 5.10m tonnes, the lowest since at least the mid-1990s – this week revised its forecast sharply upwards, to 5.95m tonnes.

  • Monday, January 9th 2017 - 10:53 UTC

    Mercosur and EU feel “2017 is a window of opportunity”, but can't find the path despite Brexit and Trump

    “Mercosur is of enormous significance for EU and we are entering a context of uncertainty with the arrival of Donald Trump to the White House”, said Jauregui

    Negotiations for an ample trade and cooperation agreement between the European Union and Mercosur are strategic, essential and must be urgently concluded, said Ramon Jauregui, head of the Euro-chamber for Latin America delegation, following on the recent accords signed by the EU with Ecuador and Cuba.

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