Mercosur

Mercosur deal: ‘Government must take a stand’ Varadkar told

Mercosur deal: ‘Government must take a stand’ Varadkar told

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has met with Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar...

April 15, 2021

EU Ombudsman finding on Mercosur deal welcomed

EU Ombudsman finding on Mercosur deal welcomed

The finding from the EU Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly – that the European Commission’s failure to carry out a sustainability impact...

March 22, 2021

Portuguese EU presidency sparks Mercosur concerns for Cullinan

Portuguese EU presidency sparks Mercosur concerns for Cullinan

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has told Tánaiste Leo Varadkar that he is concerned over the current presidency...

February 24, 2021

EU farmers call for coherence amid Mercosur deal and climate action

EU farmers call for coherence amid Mercosur deal and climate action

An EU-Mercosur deal would be potentially detrimental to European farmers’ stability, EU farm organisation CEJA has warned, calling for a...

February 22, 2021

ICMSA welcomes French government’s comments on Mercosur

ICMSA welcomes French government’s comments on Mercosur

A recent statement from the French government on the EU-Mercosur trade agreement has been welcomed by the Irish Creamery Milk...

February 15, 2021

Mercosur tariff rate quota should protect Irish beef farmers – EU commission

Mercosur tariff rate quota should protect Irish beef farmers – EU commission

The European Commission has said that the trade tariff rate quota in the Mercosur deal should protect Irish beef farmers...

January 29, 2021

EU Commission finds positive impact of trade deals on agri-food sector

EU Commission finds positive impact of trade deals on agri-food sector

The EU trade agenda is set to have an overall positive impact on the EU economy and the agri-food sector,...

January 27, 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

MacManus: The latest on Mercosur from an MEP’s perspective

MacManus: The latest on Mercosur from an MEP’s perspective

The trade agreement struck between the EU and Mercosur has suffered a blow in recent months – but the threat...

January 3, 2021

EU and Mercosur countries continue to seek ‘way forward’ on trade deal

EU and Mercosur countries continue to seek ‘way forward’ on trade deal

Member states of the EU and the Mercosur countries – Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay – as well as representatives...

December 15, 2020

Annual Review and Outlook 2020: Mercosur ratification ‘to prove challenging’

Annual Review and Outlook 2020: Mercosur ratification ‘to prove challenging’

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has said that the ratification process for the EU-Mercosur trade deal is...

October 9, 2020

Blow for Mercosur agreement after EU Parliament vote

Blow for Mercosur agreement after EU Parliament vote

The European Parliament has voted for an amendment to the EU Common Commercial Policy that has been described as a...

October 7, 2020

Individual Farmers of Ireland calls for Mercosur deal to be scrapped

Individual Farmers of Ireland calls for Mercosur deal to be scrapped

All farm organisations have been urged by the Individual Farmers of Ireland to pressurise the government to reject the Mercosur...

September 28, 2020

Mercosur concerns to fore in meeting between MEP and minister

Mercosur concerns to fore in meeting between MEP and minister

Serious concerns regarding the Mercosur trade agreement among many in the farming community was a key talking point between Sinn...

September 23, 2020

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

German minister’s criticism of Mercosur deal ‘probably decisive’

German minister’s criticism of Mercosur deal ‘probably decisive’

Comments made by Germany’s agriculture minister in which she seemingly criticised the EU-Mercosur trade agreement have been picked up on...

September 3, 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

Commissioner on ‘monitoring’ Mercosur and CAP support for feed production

Commissioner on ‘monitoring’ Mercosur and CAP support for feed production

Reducing the distance between farm and fork was a key theme outlined by European Commissioner for Agriculture Janusz Wojciechowski in...

June 4, 2020