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Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:07:00 GMT
Mercosur "blocks" talks on auto exports and government procurement contracts, claims EU
European officials said this week that significant obstacles remain to a long-delayed trade deal between the European Union and Mercosur, even as South American officials expressed optimism a deal would be finalized soon.

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 06:08:00 GMT
Uruguayan fraternity: nepotism, nepotism and no job to spare
It has been a long standing consensus-secret in the Uruguayan political system that when you are elected or have been nominated to a political post, you must not forget the family or friends particularly if they are in distress...

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:19:00 GMT
Switzerland interested in a trade deal with Mercosur despite its own farmers
Swiss Economic Affairs Minister Johann Schneider-Ammann wants to speed up a free trade agreement between Switzerland and Mercosur, but there is concern in the agricultural sector, according to the country's media.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:33:00 GMT
European farm lobbies want no further agriculture concessions to Mercosur
European farm lobbies Copa and Cogeca sent a letter to EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker opposing the EU move to give further concessions on agriculture in return for gains in other economic sectors to Mercosur.

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 09:29:00 GMT
Canada will begin free trade talks with Mercosur in Paraguay on 9 March
The Canadian government plans to open free trade talks with the four-nation Mercosur trading bloc in South America at a time when the future of NAFTA is facing increasing uncertainty. Canada sends around 75% of its goods export...

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