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terça-feira, 10 de outubro de 2017

Mexico, Mercosur deals at stake if not concluded in 2017, EU warns

Brazil is the world's biggest exporter of beef and the EU is its biggest customer.
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“If we have not concluded them by the end of the year, it could complicate the matter,” an EU negotiator warned.

The official insisted that a “window of opportunity” exists to reach at least one agreement that is “irreversible”, if not fully detailed. The wording could be polished and sub-chapters added after the end-of-year deadline.

The EU and Mexico agreed last year on modernising their 20-year old trade deal. The EU-Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay) negotiations restarted in May 2010.
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'Good progress' in EU-Mexico trade talks


The European Union on Friday (7 April) concluded its latest round of trade negotiations with Mexico, focusing on sustainable development, transparency, services and investment. EURACTIV Spain reports.
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Officials said that next year’s elections in Mexico and Brazil could slow down the negotiation process as their governments would enter a lame-duck period.

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