Mercosur

EU moves to keep produce linked to deforestation off European shelves

EU moves to keep produce linked to deforestation off European shelves

The EU has moved to ensure that food products that are produced as a result of deforestation are kept off...

November 19, 2021

Brazil beef trade to China expected to resume in next fortnight

Brazil beef trade to China expected to resume in next fortnight

The resumption of the beef trade from Brazil to China has been forecast as “more than probable” in the next...

September 8, 2021

Mercosur deal: Irish support is ‘beyond absurd’ MEP claims

Mercosur deal: Irish support is ‘beyond absurd’ MEP claims

The Irish government is being called on to “categorically commit to opposing” the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement by one member of...

August 19, 2021

EU to have ‘more leverage’ on Mercosur environmental policy

EU to have ‘more leverage’ on Mercosur environmental policy

Ratifying the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement will give the EU “increased leverage” over South American countries’ environmental policy, thereby offsetting the...

July 26, 2021

Mercosur deal: Irish beef to lose at least €44 million in value

Mercosur deal: Irish beef to lose at least €44 million in value

The value of Ireland’s beef output would be cut by at least €44 million and possibly as much as €55...

July 22, 2021

Need for ‘level playing field’ in trade agreements underlined

Need for ‘level playing field’ in trade agreements underlined

The need for a “level playing field” for Irish farmers in relation to international trade agreements was stressed by Minister...

July 19, 2021

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