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EU lawmaker 'cautiously optimistic' about trade agreement with Mercosur in 2014

Monday, November 4th 2013 - 23:57 UTC
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A member from the European parliament, Jean Pierre Audy who headed a mission to Brazil last week said he was confident that next year the long standing negotiations for a free trade and cooperation agreement between the European Union and Mercosur “could be concluded”. Read full article

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  • golfcronie

    Has to be a frenchman, he should be talking to the Argies as they consider themselves to be the center of the universe.

    Nov 05th, 2013 - 12:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • The Truth PaTroll

    As long as all Argentine products can enter the EU and we can block theirs when we need to safeguard jobs, then we have a a deal.

    Nov 05th, 2013 - 03:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @2 That's fine. We agree. Just a couple of minor amendments. European products have to be paid for up front before they are despatched, in US dollars. Argie products won't be paid for until they've arrived and subjected to all necessary tests. Any goods that don't pass tests to be destroyed. Costs of destruction to be paid by argieland. Is it a deal? Oh, I forgot. Argie products to be paid for in Muldovan cupons.

    Nov 05th, 2013 - 12:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Brasil can't be left by the wayside in this huge and worldwide ad hoc loosening of trade restrictions. This vast nation - one of the food baskets of the world - is too important to be side-lined.
    The EU is saying to Argentina - in explicit terms - that it will wait no longer for Europe's food needs to be addressed, for it knows that China will take all food being produced by South America - indeed, all contracts available! - if nothing is done to break the Mercosur log-jam known as Argentina.

    Nov 05th, 2013 - 06:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    @4 Then we should do the sensible thing and cut all commercial and trade links with mercosur. And nothing “preferential” for any of them. When they scream, just point at the argies.

    Nov 05th, 2013 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GeoffWard2

    Conq.
    As a born Brit I am concerned.
    Its OUR family's food needs that we are needing to secure, both now and for the future.
    The world is rapidly overpopulating and the most populous RICH nations will sequester any and all accessible food resources unless our contracts are drawn up tightly and quickly.

    Nov 05th, 2013 - 09:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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