Mercosur

Brazil beef trade to China expected to resume in next fortnight

Brazil beef trade to China expected to resume in next fortnight

September 8, 2021

Brazilian meat processors bought cattle from farms that used ‘slave labour’ – reports

Brazilian meat processors bought cattle from farms that used ‘slave labour’ – reports

A number of meat processors in Brazil have been found to have bought cattle from ranches that exploit ‘slave labour’,...

January 6, 2021

Mercosur trade deal ‘fails sustainability criteria’ – Oxford University

Mercosur trade deal ‘fails sustainability criteria’ – Oxford University

Researchers from Oxford University have found that the trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur “fails across sustainability criteria”. In...

September 11, 2020

New EU ‘trade enforcement officer’ might be ‘game-changer’ on Mercosur

New EU ‘trade enforcement officer’ might be ‘game-changer’ on Mercosur

The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA), has said the very first item the newly appointed EU Chief Trade...

July 27, 2020

MEPs debate Mercosur agreement compatibility with Green Deal goals

MEPs debate Mercosur agreement compatibility with Green Deal goals

The EU-Mercosur trade agreement and whether the accord is compatible with the new European Green Deal was a key topic...

December 19, 2019

Deforestation in Brazil soars dramatically in first half of July

Deforestation in Brazil soars dramatically in first half of July

Deforestation in Brazil in the first half of July 2019 has increased significantly, while controversy still rages over the trade...

July 19, 2019

Farm organisations need to be stronger when it comes to Mercosur – Matt Carthy

Farm organisations need to be stronger when it comes to Mercosur – Matt Carthy

Farm organisations could and should be much more ‘stronger’ in terms of their language when it comes to Mercosur, Sinn Fein...

July 10, 2016

‘No deal without beef’ says key Mercosur official

‘No deal without beef’ says key Mercosur official

The head of the Mercosur trading bloc’s negotiating team with the EU has said that there will be no trade...

June 23, 2016

Carthy calls for suspension of Mercosur trade talks after Brazil President is ousted

Carthy calls for suspension of Mercosur trade talks after Brazil President is ousted

Matt Carthy, the Sinn Féin MEP, has reiterated his calls for the suspension of negotiation on the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement....

May 31, 2016

Uraguauan Minister says beef will be part of EU trade deal negotiation

Uraguauan Minister says beef will be part of EU trade deal negotiation

The Uraguauan Foreign Minister, Rodolfo Nin Novoa has said that beef quotas will form part of a new free-trade deal...

May 14, 2016

EU Trade Commissioner refuses to rule beef out of Mercosur trade deal

EU Trade Commissioner refuses to rule beef out of Mercosur trade deal

EU Commissioner Cecilia Malmström refused to rule beef out of a new trade deal between the EU and a host...

May 11, 2016

Mercosur trade deal faces growing resistance in Europe

Mercosur trade deal faces growing resistance in Europe

A potential deal between Europe and the South American Mercosur bloc countries is facing increasing opposition in Europe. It is...

April 26, 2016

Meat processors call for Government to intervene in Mercosur deal

Meat processors call for Government to intervene in Mercosur deal

The Government has been called on to intervene with the European Commission from making an offer to the Mercosur bloc in...

April 7, 2016