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Brazil and Latin America

In June 2019, the European Union and Mercosur reached a political agreement for an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive trade agreement. The EU and Mexico reached an ‘agreement in principle’ on the trade part of the modernised EU-Mexico Global Agreement in April 2018.


Press releases Date
New Trade Deals show EU’s commitment to Africa and Latin America 29/02/2024
EU-CELAC Summit: EU needs to show real commitment to strengthen economic ties with the region 14/07/2023
The European Union-Mercosur trade agreement: a cornerstone to foster sustainable development and economic growth - Business statement 30/04/2021
Business confederations call for ratification of the agreement between the European Union and Mercosur 26/11/2020
European business welcomes historic EU-Mercosur trade deal 29/06/2019
Position papers Date
CNI-BUSINESSEUROPE joint statement on Brazil-EU bilateral trade, economic, and political relations 08/06/2023
The EU-Mercosur Association Agreement - Joint business statement 28/06/2021
Evaluation of the FTA between the EU and its Member States and Colombia, Peru and Ecuador - BusinessEurope response to the online public consultation 08/04/2021
Strengthening economic relations between EU and Mercosur countries - Declaration from business confederations of Mercosur and Europe 26/11/2020
EU-Mexico trade relations - BusinessEurope's reply to the European Commission's request for technical inputs from EU industry 25/01/2017
Public letters Date
EU-Mercosur agreement - Letter from BusinessEurope President Pierre Gattaz and Director General Markus J. Beyrer 18/06/2020
EU-Mercosur negotiations - Letter from BusinessEurope to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission 19/06/2019
EU-MERCOSUR Agreement - Letter from Pierre Gattaz to Jean-Claude Juncker 09/07/2018
EU-Mercosur trade negotiations - Letter from BusinessEurope Director General Markus J. Beyrer to Commissioner Cecilia Malmström 28/11/2017


Eleonora Catella

Deputy Director
+32 2 237 65 65
Last updated: 1 September 2023