Deforestation could torpedo the EU-Mercosur trade deal

by Canning House Associate Fellow Andrew Thompson

Every week, Andrew Thompson draws on his great wealth of knowledge and experience of Latin America to bring our audience in-depth insights on economics, political risk, and business in the region.

This week, he analyses the potential implications of the European Union's reluctance to ratify its free trade agreement with Mercosur, following twenty years of negotiation, due to significant concerns over deforestation.

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What happened?

Brazil reacted angrily on 22 September to news that the European Union may not ratify its free trade agreement (FTA) with the Mercosur countries because of concern over Amazon deforestation.

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