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Brazil says Mercosur reached trade deal with Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

Christian Fernsby ▼ | August 24, 2019
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said the South American common market Mercosur has concluded a trade deal with EFTA, the European free trade group formed by Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Jair Bolsonaro
Europe   Jair Bolsonaro
In a post on Twitter, Bolsonaro said the deal is a positive result of his government's diplomatic efforts to open up trade between Brazil and other countries.

Topics: Bolsonaro Brazil Mercosur trade Switzerland Norway Iceland Liechtenstein

He announced the deal as Brazil faced criticism from foreign leaders over fires raging in the Amazon, with some European countries threatening not to approve a deal between Mercosur and the European Union.