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Brazil’s main manufacturing lobby calls for urgent resumption of trade talks with EU

Thursday, September 26th 2013 - 06:01 UTC
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The powerful manufacturers lobby, Sao Paulo’s Industry Federation, Fiesp believes a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union is very much needed so that Latam’s largest economy climbs out from the “commercial isolation” in which it currently stands. Read full article


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  • Islander1

    Simple- ditch the stupid lady and her corrupt Government to the south of the River Plate - then get on with what you need to do.
    Otherwise in 10 years time you will probabaly be worse off than you are now, other than your offshore oil income which will be flowing in to you.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 09:20 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    Have to agree with Islander. The “nigger in the woodpile” is always argieland. It's totally untrustworthy. Someone find a list of all the agreements, contracts, conventions has reneged on or breached. Then there should be a list of all the court judgements with which argieland has refused to comply. There are over 100 in the United States alone. Will argieland ever become honest? Doubtful. Most important thing for Brazil to think about is that, as long as it “associates” with argieland, there will always be suspicions that it will adopt similar attitudes. We know that argieland has “viveza criolla”. Now it seems that Brazil has “jeitinho”. And Uruguay has it as well. An “axis of moral turpitude”. Venezuela probably has it as well. It's certainly got a “strange” president. The EU would be best advised to abandon its “talks” with the illegitimate mercosur and go for the Pacific Alliance. Who wants anything from the mercosur states?

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    No more Argentina holding other countries back and trying to pull them down to her level.

    Brazil will surge ahead of Argentina.

    Which way will Uruguay go?

    What does Paraguay think of all this?

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 02:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    No, definitely no! EU and USA are not on our radar. Our focus is South America, Asia and Africa.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    Fine, enjoy your third world status for the future.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    There you have it folks in a nutshell @4!

    This crap about brotherly solidarity will screw Brazil and Uruguay.

    It's a bit like Social Inclusion: nobody in LatAm REALLY understands WTF it is.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 04:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Gonzo22

    #6 These people, like this barbosa are parasites, they exist in every country, but they are never part of the society, they are always outsiders. You are always in a neurotic state of mind. Sick minded fool.

    Seeing the British so worried about realation between Latinamerican countries is really funny, because it is so obvious that the UK without invading countries and killing and stealing can do nothing, you need us UK.

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 04:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @ 6 ChrisR

    What is WTF?

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 05:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    What the FCUK

    Sep 26th, 2013 - 06:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    We have waited too long for the laggards in Mercosur to return to commercial sanity and for them to separate commerce from politics;
    and we have seen the explicit acceptance of Venezuelan 'Bolivarism' into the strangely evolving 'philosophy' of Mercosur.
    This will never - and I mean never - square with the trading protocols of the EU.

    New ways of thinking are needed by the leaders of the Mercosur nations, or at least a return to 'commercial thought'.
    FIESP's way is the ONLY way to go.
    [My God, I must be turning into a 'neo-liberal'!]

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 09:45 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    No, Geoff. You are a good man.

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    My bet is Brazil will not have an agreement in place by the time they lose the EU trade preferences and it will have devastating consequences on their exports.

    Brasileiro, Your intransigence against the USA and EU will keep Brazil as the sh*thole it is. You are scorning the rich countries to deal with the poor. It is terrible policy and hopefully your gov't is not as stupid as you are but I am afraid they might be.

    Sep 27th, 2013 - 10:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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