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EU/Mercosur trade deal ratification delay: Brazil accuses France of “protectionist interests”

Wednesday, September 23rd 2020 - 08:54 UTC
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Brazil hit back Tuesday at European reluctance to finalize a trade deal between the EU and Mercosur blocs over concerns about Amazon deforestation, saying a French report on the issue was motivated by “protectionist interests.” Read full article


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  • Pugol-H

    Never going to be ratified.

    Unless Murcosur agrees to EU imports with no corresponding exports to the EU.

    And even then they will also want a complete reversal of deforestation.

    Trade deals involve some “give and take” and hopefully both sides are better off overall.

    However with 27 EU members all with a veto, those doing the “giving” the agricultural producers in this case (hopelessly inefficient agricultural producers) will always veto the deal, why should they suffer so German manufacturers can “take”.

    The UK will have a trade deal with the EU before Murcosur, and that aint happening any time soon.

    Sep 23rd, 2020 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    The EU will probably remain impotent in any major trade decisions. They have proven this by their inept negotiations with the UK — which I hope they BREXIT without an agreement.

    I do predict that Boris and Donald will sign a remarkable trade agreement in 2021 — as Trump will aggressively demand large concessions from the Eurocrats.

    I'm back in Chicuro, but yesterday I was very pleased to see my table-grape vineyards achieve bud break — the first sign of the coming Spring weather here.


    Sep 23rd, 2020 - 06:55 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Pugol-H


    Here the days are getting shorter now and it’s turning noticeably colder.

    Your turn for summer.

    Sep 24th, 2020 - 03:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo


    Yes, we've experienced a very mild winter — yet receiving much more valuable snowpack in the Andes than we've had in recent Winter seasons.

    Today ma mariée enchanteresse and I enjoyed lunch together at our favorite seafood restaurant at the lakeside and the daytime high was 26°(78F).

    Although we could still get caught in an unexpected freeze, our grape vineyards are breaking with new leaves and we are very optimistic. The avocado crop will be a record harvest and the market demand is projecting to be outstanding.

    My coquettish partner wants to expand both the Chicureo and farm family gardens — which always results in over planting, but we really enjoy the hobby. (Its also helpful we use gardeners.)

    We will mentally accept Spring when we see the almond trees in bloom.


    Sep 24th, 2020 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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