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  • 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, August 27th 2016 - 05:45 UTC

    Mercosur founding members confident of a solution to the Venezuela situation

    Gauto said a meeting was scheduled and “the sooner the better”. Next October Mercosur and EU are scheduled to hold a new round of talks on a trade agreement.

    The foreign ministers of Mercosur founding members will adopt a common position regarding the current disarray of the group following on Venezuela's unilateral attitudes said Paraguayan economic affairs and integration deputy minister Rigoberto Gauto.

  • Wednesday, August 24th 2016 - 07:11 UTC

    Mercosur coordinators' address domestic and international agendas, despite admitting “emergency situation”

    Founding members' coordinators spent a full day of discussions at Mercosur HQ in Montevideo. Venezuela did not attend.

    Mercosur founding countries national coordinators met on Tuesday in Montevideo and admitted that the block is going through an “emergency situation” because of the presidential acephaly, but agreed on proposals to overcome the challenge and in a “business as usual” spirit, are readying for a meeting with the EU on trade negotiations and on the Action Plan to advance closer links with the Pacific Alliance.

  • Monday, August 15th 2016 - 12:21 UTC

    Mercosur Montevideo 23 August meeting to decide sanctions on Venezuela

    Paraguay's deputy minister Gauto has said Venezuela has not complied with 200 rules, regulations and protocols it should have completed on 12 August deadline

    The coordinators of Mercosur founding members will decide next 23 August at a meeting in Montevideo on the legal measures to be applied on Venezuela, which self proclaimed itself the presidency of the group and is also questioned for not complying with the rules and regulations to be incorporated to the group. In that case Venezuela could lose its full member status.

  • Friday, August 5th 2016 - 19:50 UTC

    Mercosur founding members agree to disagree, but will hold another round of talks

    “It was an extremely cordial meeting but we did not reach a consensus on Mercosur presidency, which remains vacant and is a  priority” said Rigoberto Gauto

    Mercosur founding members coordinators who met in Montevideo on Thursday to address the controversy over the presidency of the group and the self proclamation to the post by Venezuela, did finally reach some conclusions, but the most significant seems to be that they continue to disagree on the steps to follow and are prepared for another round of talks.

  • Monday, December 21st 2015 - 06:50 UTC

    Mercosur identifies 80 intra-trade non tariff barriers and discuss their elimination

    Gauto said Paraguay proposed that the list of identified barriers should not be permanent or definitive, but rather open and flexible

    Mercosur members have identified over eighty non tariff barriers currently effective in intra-trade and have agreed on their gradual elimination, a proposal to be considered by the group's presidential summit when they meet Monday in Asuncion, Paraguay.

  • Friday, December 4th 2015 - 05:55 UTC

    Mercosur waiting for EU proposal; summit to be held at Conmebol convention centre

    “It's the European Commission that has to say when; the ball is on their side, if they decide to advance” Mercosur is ready said Rigoberto Gauto

    Mercosur is waiting for the European Union to decide when to begin the exchange of tariff-reduction proposals with the purpose of reaching an encompassing trade and cooperation agreement, despite France's objections to the move, said Rigoberto Gauto, Paraguay's deputy foreign minister. Paraguay currently holds the Mercosur chair and leads negotiations with Brussels.

  • Friday, October 2nd 2015 - 05:58 UTC

    Mercosur and EU analyze 'level of ambition' of their trade proposals

    The two-day talks are scheduled to end on Friday and on the EU side are headed by Rupert Schlegelmilch, who is a Director of the EU Trade Department

    Technical delegates from Mercosur and the European Union are holding a round of talks in Asunción to consider 'levels of ambition' for the coming exchange of tariff proposals with the purpose of reaching a much delayed free trade agreement, said Paraguayan Deputy Economic Relations minister, Rigoberto Gauto.

  • Thursday, August 13th 2015 - 03:37 UTC

    Mercosur's Paraguay meeting to iron out proposal to present to Europe

    The meeting in Asunción will be headed by Rigoberto Gauto, who is currently the Mercosur coordinator since Paraguay holds this half year the rotating chair.

    Technical teams from Mercosur country members are scheduled to meet next Tuesday in Paraguay to iron out the final proposal to be presented by the group to the European Union for the long delayed trade and cooperation agreement. The meeting in Asunción will be headed by Rigoberto Gauto, who is currently the Mercosur coordinator since Paraguay holds this half year the rotating chair.

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