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EU-Mercosur agreement would increase trade by € 9 billion a year

Brazilian financial daily Valor Econômico reports on estimates prepared by EUBrasil about gains that could be brought by a free trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union. A free trade agreement between EU and Mercosur could increase trade between the two blocs by 9 billion euros a year, says the headline. It says that

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Experts deeply split on prospects for quick EU-Mercosur free trade deal

The Buenos Aires Herald runs a story today with the opinion of many specialists regarding the possible signing of a free trade deal between Mercosur and the European Union (EU) after 15 years of negotiations. The experts heard by the paper come from a wide spectrum of Argentine academia and offer interesting opinions on the

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Capitanich praises bilateral trade deal with the Brazilian automobile industry

Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich praised an agreement reached over the weekend during talks with Brazil on Monday, saying that the discussions should reinforce bilateral trade between the two neighbours. He also praised the advancement in discussions towards a “common agenda” that should lead to the final agreement on a trade deal between Mercosur and the

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US subsidies most harmful to domestic agribusiness, says Brazilian agriculture confederation

A study commissioned by CNA shows that soya, corn, cotton, dairy and sugar are among the products most affected. Brazil’s positive performance in the foreign trade of agricultural products over the past few years is being more threatened by the new US Farm Bill than by recent changes in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) of

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Mercosur and the EU exchange offers within FTA negotiations

Brazilian influential financial daily Valor Economico reports that EU and Mercosur are meeting today in Brussels to compare their offers for a free trade agreement. According to the newspaper, they will not exchange precise figures for liberalisation, but only a general indication of what is being prepared by each partner. Negotiations involve removing or reducing barriers for

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EUBrasil sees progress in EU/Mercosur negotiations, but believes it is still too soon to predict a date for their conclusion

President Dilma Rousseff’s participation in the VIIth Brazil/EU summit this last Monday in Brussels represented Brazil’s commitment to boost the trade negotiations between Mercosur and the EUropean Union. The president declared several times during her stay in the European capital that “never was this possibility so close, as much on their side, as on the

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7th EU-Brazil Business Summit: taking the strategic partnership one step further

Joint Press Release EuroChambers, Business Europe and CNI Confederação Brasileira da Industria Brussels, 24th February2014 – Following the political Brazil-European Union Summit in Brussels, representatives of European institutions, Brazilian authorities and business leaders gathered to commit to a Plan of Action on Investment and Competitiveness. Resulting from one year of bilateral work between EUROCHAMBRES, BUSINESSEUROPE,

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Source: European Commission – MEMO/14/122   20/02/2014 A strategic partnership The EU-Brazil strategic partnership was established in 2007, in recognition of both sides’ political and economic importance. Regular high level visits, cooperation in a wide range of areas and consultations in the margins of major multilateral events make for dynamic and strong relations. An EU-Brazil

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A surplus of 5.5 bn euro in EU28 trade in goods with Brazil in the first nine months of 2013

EU – Brazil Summit EU28 exports to Brazil increased steadily between 2003 and 2008, before falling in line with the general effects of the financial crisis on EU trade in 2009, and then recovered very strongly to reach new record levels in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Imports also increased steadily until 2008 and then fell

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7th EU-Brazil Summit. A strategic partnership.

Since the establishment of their Strategic Partnership in July 2007 the EU and Brazil have enjoyed a growingly stronger relationship. We have intensified cooperation via high-level political exchanges on issues of common interest concerning our economies, global challenges and on foreign policy positions in the world. In this context, the 7th EU-Brazil Summit will be held

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