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Week in Brussels: Latin American FTAs, trilogue troubles, Brit subsidy and cyber worries

It’s been a dense and intense week in EU trade. Here a few snippets. By Rob Francis and Iana Dreyer. Sweden wants those FTAs – but there’s trouble ahead on the Latin American front Sweden’s trade minister Johan Forssell confirmed on Tuesday (24 January) that the Swedish presidency of the …

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Week in Brussels: TTC follow-up, Mercosur woes, essentialising labour and environment in FTAs

It’s been a very busy week, starting with a  transatlantic TTC meeting, continuing with the Australian trade minister coming to Brussels, and a long-awaited trade deal with Chile finally announced today. There’s more that happened. Selection below.

European Parliament Latest news Mercosur

Mercosur FTA: EU readies for environmental annex

The centre-left Socialists and Democrats group want the European Parliament to be involved in scrutinising the additional instrument on sustainability which will be attached to the EU-Mercosur trade agreement. Speaking in a meeting of the parliament’s delegation to Brazil on Thursday (10 November), Kathleen Van Brempt, who also sits on …

Chile Deforestation Latest news Mercosur

Mercosur: EU hopes to revive trade agreement after Brazil elections

The European Commission will present its additional instrument on environmental obligations and human rights as part of the EU-Mercosur association agreement “in the coming months”. The Chilean government is questioning a technically finalised EU Chile FTA upgrade agreement’s provisions linked to energy and raw materials.

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Mercosur: EU sets precedent with tariff preferences conditional on animal welfare standards

The EU and the parties to the EU Mercosur Association Agreement are making progress on the ‘legal scrubbing’ of the trade pillar of their prospective agreement. Whereas most parts of the agreement have been public since 2019, critical pieces of market access offers were not made public as their fine …