Mercosur makes EU free trade offer before French visit

February 22, 2016

South American bloc Mercosur is offering to open up 93 percent of its trade to competition from the European Union to seal a long-sought free-trade deal, Uruguay's president said Monday. Permanent members Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay "presented a list of products and articles" they are willing to include in a free trade deal, President Tabare Vasquez told reporters.

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Topics: INTRA-REGIONAL TRADE

Regions: LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (LAC) SOUTHERN CONE EUROPEAN UNION (EU)

Authors: EU BUSINESS

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