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Brazil admits EU/Mercosur deal stalled because of European concerns about agriculture

Wednesday, August 13th 2014 - 07:09 UTC
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Brazil's agricultural competitiveness is a concern to countries and trade blocks negotiating agreements with Brazil, according to ambassador Paulo Estivallet de Mesquita, head of the Economics Department of the country's Ministry of Foreign Relations (MRE). Read full article

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  • Englander

    France and Spain joining Argentina to hold up a perfectly sensible agreement.

    Aug 13th, 2014 - 07:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Idlehands

    The result will be that there will be no agreement and Europeans will continue to pay too much for their food and South Americans will continue to drive round in rubbish cars.

    Aug 13th, 2014 - 08:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    GREAT!

    Aug 13th, 2014 - 10:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Maybe it's better this way. We do not want to cause problems for Europe.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpTKU7Dif-A&list=FLmXPTu1f8AdGlizWNiASx2A&index=4

    Aug 13th, 2014 - 11:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    4 Brassiere

    Spoken like a true Argentinian

    Aug 13th, 2014 - 12:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    It would be interesting if the EU/USA FTA were in place before this happened.
    Brazil is the loser here. They are desperate for trade and the EU is really the only place they could look for growth. Especially after losing their ”developing country status last year.

    Aug 13th, 2014 - 12:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    The trade between USA/EU do not suffer with taxes, the agreement is irrelevant.

    Aug 13th, 2014 - 01:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    #7 Brazil goes backward and you continue to babble

    Aug 14th, 2014 - 04:57 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @8
    I have said many times that the future of Brazil and South America does not go through Europe or the United States. They think only draw advantage of any trade or deal with us. They only think of the money you can get them out of the hole in which they find themselves.
    Brazil would be stupid to sign a free trade agreement with someone who cares more for money than the satisfaction of their client.

    When I sell my product my goal is to delight my client, not make money.

    Clearly the West is not best for the Brazil / South America.

    Another factor that must be weighed is the political aspect of economic decisions taken by EU. You are not prepared to do business outside their domains.

    Aug 14th, 2014 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    #9 Whether you like it or not you live in a global world, your fellow Brazilian wants to buy the latest product, they want to be able to have as much choice and pay for it like the person in any other country and they will compare. If you don't compete then chances are you'll be going backwards. It won't take long before Brazil has succumbed to the populist bullshit you spout and become like Venezuela. Do you really want your people poorer and with less freedom? You really are pigshit thick if you will be happy to see your children or fellow Brazilian have less opportunity in the future.

    Aug 14th, 2014 - 01:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Tik Tok @10, when the nincompoop @9 sells his product, his goal is the customers delight...makes me wonder what biz this muzzie is in. Perhaps he dabbles in sausages ??

    Aug 14th, 2014 - 08:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @ 11
    Your problem is serious! You should seek help from a psychiatrist while there is time.

    Aug 14th, 2014 - 09:22 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Troy Tempest

    9 Brassiero

    “When I sell my product my goal is to delight my client, not make money.”

    Do both of you enjoy the “kinky stuff”??

    Aug 14th, 2014 - 09:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    What is “kinky stuff”? Do you liked to have experienced? It's something the English fashion?
    I could even know what it is, but all the people I know and who wish to travel to England, I make them give up the idea.

    Aug 14th, 2014 - 11:59 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Put it this way Brazzo you're the fella that likes dropping the soap.

    Aug 15th, 2014 - 12:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @12
    I don't 'have' a problem - but you 'are' one. Why waste money on a psychiatrist ? but if I did, I'd probably talk him in to seeing things 'my way'.....
    Get lost muzzie, go back to knocking your forehead on the ground 6 times a day....and don't forget to drop the soap...

    Aug 15th, 2014 - 01:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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