Mercosur parliament not happy with trade talks with EUStaff Writer | November 4, 2016
The President of Mercosur’s parliament (Parlasur) thinks that the European Union’s current tabled offer is “unsatisfactory.”
Negotiations The absence of a balanced agreement
The lawmaker said that the EU’s offer of “small tolls on unprocessed products” and its demand that “Mercosur open up its industries and services” would negatively affect “integrated and balanced development”.
He added that he is “not optimistic that there will be progress” as a result of the economic recession that has hit Europe.
Taiana indicated that more regional measures and promotion of trade in materials and services between Latin American countries would be more viable.
In the case of Argentina, he insisted that the business relationship with Chile “will not change”, regardless of the talks going on with the EU. ■