EU and Mercosur plan to restart negotiations

International Trade Negotiations
18 November 2015


Following nine negotiation rounds and a three-year break, the EU and Mercosur agreed to proceed with an exchange of market access offers in the final quarter of 2015.


At a meeting in Brussels on 18 November, Paraguayan Foreign Minister Loizaga informed EU Trade Commissioner Malmström of Mercosur’s decision to begin the negotiations. However, the start of the negotiations is delayed due to a divergence on the coverage of the number of tariff lines. Commissioner Malmström and Brazilian Foreign Minister Vieira agreed to talk again in the context of COP21 in Paris or MC10 in Nairobi.