Press Release: Trade negotiations: Commission publishes report following negotiating round with Mercosur

In keeping with its commitment to a more transparent trade policy the Commission has published the report summarising the progress made during the latest round of talks for the EU-Mercosur trade agreement.  The reportoffers a summary of the progress made in all areas of the negotiations, namely: trade in goods (including market access, and general rules); wine and spirits annex; rules of origin; anti-fraud; technical barriers to trade; sanitary and phytosanitary measures (animal and plant health); state-owned enterprises, disputes settlement; services and establishment; government procurement; intellectual property (including geographical indications); trade and sustainable development; small and medium-sized enterprises; and institutional affairs. The EU remains committed to reaching a comprehensive, balanced and ambitious trade agreement. The latest round with Mercosur was held between 6 and 10 November in Brasilia and the next one is starting in Brussels on 29 November. The most recent Commission proposals made in the course of the negotiations can also be accessed through the dedicated transparency page. More information EU-Mercosur talks is available on the website of DG Trade. (For more information: Daniel Rosario – Tel.: + 32 229 56185; Kinga Malinowska – Tel.: +32 229 51383)

Source: European Commission

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