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  European Commission - External Trade - Trade Issues
The Mercosur was created in 1991 and encompasses four Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay Venezuela were accepted as full member in 2006 and is currently in the process of integration into Mercosur.
The EU is the 2nd trading partner of Mercosur, representing 17.5% of total Mercosur trade and its first source of direct investment in 2005.The Mercosur ranks 8th among EU trading partners, accounting for 2,7% of total EU trade in 2006.
Negotiations for an inter-regional Association Agreement between the EU and the Mercosur began in April 2000.
ec.europa.eu /trade/issues/bilateral/regions/mercosur/index_en.htm   (697 words)

  Mercosur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mercosur or Mercosul (Spanish: Mercado Común del Sur, Portuguese: Mercado Comum do Sul, English: Southern Common Market) is a customs union between Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Venezuela, founded in 1991 by the Treaty of Asunción, which was later amended and updated by the 1994 Treaty of Ouro Preto.
The development of Mercosur was arguably weakened by the collapse of the Argentine economy in 2002 and it has still seen internal conflicts over trade policy, between Brazil and Argentina, for example.
These four Mercosur members were granted associate membership by the Andean Council of Foreign Ministers meeting in an enlarged session with the Commission (of the Andean Community) on 7 July 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mercosur   (549 words)

 Commom Market of the South (Mercosur) - Statistical Overview   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mercosur's main objective is to improve the efficiency of the four member economies through the process of opening markets and accelerating economic development.
Mercosur is an integrated group in the truest sense: success or crisis in one economy will have a direct effect on the others.
Mercosur is already recognized as a significant presence in Latin America and finding new markets is one method Mercosur hopes will help boost their current economic situation.
atn-riae.agr.ca /latin/e3431.htm   (5258 words)

 SOUTH AMERICA: Mercosur - Overly Ambitious?
Mercosur is attempting to build a customs union - a rare form of integration that involves the duty-free circulation of goods among member countries and a common external tariff for imports from outside the bloc.
But Mercosur has other ambitious goals as well: a structural convergence fund to assist the smallest members of the bloc and reduce the asymmetries, the regulations for which were approved Friday at the 29th Mercosur summit in Montevideo, or common environmental and animal health policies.
The Mercosur parliament, approved by the presidents meeting in Friday's summit, could be beneficial, because it implies diversifying the actors involved in the process and incorporating new visions, as well as encouraging political parties to take a greater interest in questions of integration.
www.ipsnews.net /news.asp?idnews=31372   (1339 words)

 MercoPress - Falklands-Malvinas & South Atlantic News
Mercosur's main objective is to increase the efficiency and competitiveness of the four economies by opening markets and accelerating economic development, making better use of available resources, conservation of the environment, improvement of communications, coordination of macroeconomic polices and the complementation of the different industries.
Mercosur is ruled by a Common Market Council (CMC, Consejo del Mercado Común), which is responsible for the political decisions of the integration process.
Finally even if in the original treaty there's no mention to the fact that to become a member of Mercosur the country must be a democracy, in the successive biannual meetings declarations have included clauses demanding “the indispensable rule of democratic institutions, the unrestricted observance of human rights and economic development with social justice”.
www.mercopress.com /about.asp?TEMA=mercosur&IDIOMA=Ingles   (414 words)

 WTO | Trade policy review - Paraguay 1997
MERCOSUR has helped to reinforce systemic reforms and is expected to create new investment opportunities; however, it will lead to some applied tariff increases and greater preference for regional partners.
After MERCOSUR was set up, a series of renegotiations was initiated covering the bilateral agreements of members of MERCOSUR with the other members of the Latin American Integration Association (LAIA), for the improvement and development of their partial-scope agreements.
MERCOSUR as a bloc is currently renegotiating its bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in the LAIA framework with the other members.
www.wto.org /english/tratop_e/tpr_e/tp57_e.htm   (6305 words)

 SCADPlus: Enhancing the EU's policy on Mercosur
Mercosur, a common market set up in 1991 with the signature of the Treaty of Asuncíon by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay, aims to improve the competitiveness of its members by establishing a customs union, a progress begun in 1995.
The negotiating directives for the conclusion of an Interregional Association Agreement between the EU and Mercosur were adopted by the Council on 17 September 1999 on the basis of the Interregional Framework Cooperation Agreement signed on 15 December 1995.
At a ministerial-level meeting in October 2004 in Lisbon, Mercosur and EU ministers reiterated the importance they attached to negotiating an inter-regional association agreement, which would be an important factor in developing closer political, economic and trade links between the EU and Mercosur.
europa.eu /scadplus/leg/en/lvb/r14012.htm   (818 words)

 Project - MERCOSUR   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of the most significant current transformations in the Southern Cone of Latin America is the launching of MERCOSUR (Mercado Comun del Sur), a regional integration initiative that includes Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay as current members, with negotiations towards including also Chile and Bolivia 1.
But there is another meaning of the word « culture », namely the collective constructions of codes and systems of social representations that permeate economic, social and political activities; a meaning that is present, though invisible, in the processes of integration and dialogue.
While this fact should be recognised (and the project has to incorporate its study), the links between societies and states involved have strong historical roots: economically and culturally, the boundaries between countries have been quite porous, not only in terms of purely economic transactions.
www.unesco.org /most/p80.htm   (1370 words)

 IDRC and the Mercosur Economic Research Network links you to the MERCOSUR
The MERCOSUR Economic Research Network combines the efforts of a select group of research institutions located in the four MERCOSUR full member countries.
The network attempts to provide a rigorous and independent vision of the impacts generated by the MERCOSUR regional integration process, contribute to the ability of the civil society to participate effectively in the regional integration policy debate, and to improve the quality of the national and regional public policies adopted in the MERCOSUR.
The General Coordination operates in Montevideo at the Edificio Mercosur (Luis Piera 1992, 3th Floor).
www.redmercosur.org.uy /portal/mercosur.html   (359 words)

 Mercosur for sale? The EU's FTAA and the need to oppose it
From the perspective of the Mercosur countries, the main goal for the negotiations with the EU is to gain access to European agricultural markets, until now heavily insulated by sizable tariffs and subsidies.
MERCOSUR (Southern Common Market) was established in 1991 as a customs union and common market between Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The trade flows between Mercosur and the EU grew at an annual average of 10,4% during the period 1991 - 2000.
www.corporateeurope.org /eumercosur/MercosurForSale.html   (5528 words)

 Summit of the Americas Center at AmericasNet.Net: Florida International University - Miami, Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mercosur is currently the fourth largest economic bloc in the world with more than US$750 billion GNP and over 220 million inhabitants.
The governing body of Mercosur is the Common Market Council, consisting of the member states' ministers of foreign relations and economy.
The executive body of Mercosur is the Common Market Group, which is composed of 16 members and represents the foreign relations offices, the economic ministries, and the central banks of the member states.
www.americasnet.net /trade/mercosur.htm   (1439 words)

 Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR)
MERCOSUR initially targeted free-trade zones, then customs unification and, finally, a common market, where in addition to customs unification the free movement of manpower and capital across the member nations' international frontiers is possible, and depends on equal rights and duties being granted to all signatory countries.
Functions: The Council is the highest-level agency of MERCOSUR with authority to conduct its policy, and responsibility for compliance with the objects and time frames set forth in the Asuncion Treaty.
MERCOSUR investors may freely trade on the securities market, without having to operate through an investment fund or portfolio, as is the case of other foreign investors.
www.itcilo.it /english/actrav/telearn/global/ilo/blokit/mercosur.htm   (6828 words)

 SOUTHERN CONE MARKET - MERCOSUR   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Mercosur has its genesis in the trade agreements signed between Argentina and Brasil in 1986 that led to the formation of MS in 1991.
Mercosur (MS) or the Southern Cone Market is the fastest growing area in Latin America.
Mercosur and Canada will enhance economic relations, in particular concerning trade in good and services, as well as investment.
www.consargenmtl.com /trade6.htm   (518 words)

 GlobaLex - A Guide to MERCOSUR Legal Research: Sources and Documents
Mercosur represents the third largest trading bloc in the world after the European Union and NAFTA (the FTAA is not taken into account because it is not fully active and has not been completed).
Although Mercosur was to a certain extent inspired by the European Union model, it is not a supranational organization.
Before presenting the sources it is important to point out that research on Mercosur presents certain difficulties for the English-speaking researcher because a considerable amount of sources and information about Mercosur are available in Spanish and Portuguese and have not been translated to English.
www.nyulawglobal.org /globalex/Mercosur.htm   (2818 words)

 Economic Situation in the Mercosur Countries   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This latter concept, which was fundamental to Mercosur and the agreements that preceded the bloc between 1985 and 1990, replaced the formerly held concept of integration as an expansion of the regional and subregional markets but having some protection for competition from third countries.
There still remain, nevertheless, important tasks to be accomplished such as the definition of final regimes of the automotive and sugar sectors, the formulation of a policy for the services sector (including the financial one) and governmental purchases, the intensification of the transportation and energy connections in the region.
Mercosur has exceeded all predictions made when the original framework was signed and is now recognized as one of the most dynamic trading blocs in the world.
www.gwu.edu /~ibi/minerva/Fall1997/Eliane.Bucar.html   (10191 words)

 bilaterals.org | EU-Mercosur
Among other things, MERCOSUR was not satisfied with the EU’s agricultural market access provisions and the EU found MERCOSUR’s proposals to open their telecommunications sector and upgrade protection of European geographical indications lacking.
The European Union Trade Commissar Peter Mandelson said he was disappointed with the EU and Mercosur’s incapacity to reach a free trade agreement but nevertheless extended an invitation for another round of talks.
Mercosur and European Union negotiators resumed Monday in Brussels discussions with the purpose of reaching a much delayed free trade agreement between the two blocks.
www.bilaterals.org /rubrique.php3?id_rubrique=24   (1377 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Chavez to sit at Mercosur table
Mercosur has clauses about democracy, and those who mistrust the authoritarian leanings of Mr Chavez would like him to sign up to these, our reporter adds.
Mr Chavez himself said the importance of Mercosur was as much political as economic.
"Mercosur has to be a project of the people," he said.
news.bbc.co.uk /go/rss/-/1/hi/business/4513208.stm   (323 words)

 Mercosur Airpass - Save money when travelling within the Mercosur Countries
The Mercosur Airpass price is based on air miles traveled; refer to the table below for current price.
The Mercosur Airpass must be booked in conjunction with internationl ticket.
Must have paid international flight arriving in one of the Mercosur Country to qualify.
www.globotur.com /mercosur.htm   (145 words)

 Mercosur   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The main objective of the PDIB Mercosur program is to raise US business professional and faculty awareness of the social, political, economic, and business environments that exist in South America.
“The Mercosur program was carefully planned and highly organized, which enabled the focus to be on education and interaction.
Three economies striving to advance face unique challenges, which were clearly introduced by knowledgeable speakers and passionate entrepreneurs.
www.fiu.edu /~ciber/pdibmercosur.htm   (1218 words)

 Mercosur - Brazil - Argentina - Worldpress.org
While trade among Mercosur members—Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay—has quadrupled since the bloc was founded in 1991, it has fallen since 1998 and intra-Mercosur trade still amounts to only a fifth of its members’ total trade.
If instituted, the reforms would introduce revolutionary changes: Mercosur would get a regional parliament, similar to the European Union’s; it would expand to include other Latin American countries, notably Peru and Venezuela; and it would negotiate as a single body in the U.S.-led initiative to form a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA).
There may be more behind his idea of our full integration with Mercosur and the adoption of a common currency...It is very likely that these utopias were planted during the roar of the election, and the government will restore the maxim of its founder, [Juan Domingo] Perón: Reality is the only truth.
www.worldpress.org /Americas/1204.cfm   (1190 words)

 The Mercosur Meeting - Worldpress.org
A meeting of Mercosur was held in Asuncion, Paraguay June 18-19.
After speaking for hours against capitalism and praising socialism, Mercosur states were totally convinced that all the dealings with American imperialism have to cease.
The Mercosur trade bloc decided yesterday to formally launch the gas ring project, which would link gas fields in Camisea, Peru, to the Chilean city of Tocopilla, and would be connected to existing pipelines that supply gas to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.
www.worldpress.org /Americas/2104.cfm   (1366 words)

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