[ Diretor: Mário Frota [ Coordenador Editorial: José Carlos Fernandes Pereira [ Fundado em 30-11-1999 [ Edição III [ Ano XII

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.

'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.

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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