Agriculture/Perosa: of 10 items in the EU-Mercosur agreement, 9 were resolved

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Published Feb 21, 2024

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Roberto Perosa, Secretary of Commerce and International Relations of the Ministry of Agriculture, remains optimistic about the ratification of the Mercosur-European Union (EU) agreement, despite opposition from some European producers. He stated that nine out of ten issues have been resolved, with the final one being the arbitration mechanism. Perosa also noted that the majority of EU countries support the agreement, with only six or seven out of 27 opposing it. Countries such as Germany, Spain, and Portugal have expressed interest in the agreement.
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By Isadora Duarte Brasília, 02/20/2024 - The Secretary of Commerce and International Relations of the Ministry of Agriculture, Roberto Perosa, remains optimistic with the ratification of the agreement between Mercosur and the European Union (EU), despite protests from European producers against the agreement. "Of the ten items on the agenda that were obstacles, nine were resolved. A final topic that is being addressed is the arbitration mechanism", stated Perosa. "There is one item missing, one final detail to decide where the compensation will be if there is a problem, but after that, it has been resolved and can be implemented," he added. The arbitration issue is being addressed by Ambassador Maurício Lyra, from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by the Secretary of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Commerce (MDIC), Tatiana Prazeres, according to Perosa. In the secretary's assessment, most European Union countries are in favor of the agreement. ...
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