Argentina, Brazil, EU, Paraguay, Uruguay

EU-Mercosur trade deal in peril over sustainability standards

Deforestation Amazon region in Brazil
The text pf the EU-Mercosur agreement does not include sufficient safeguards to prevent deforestation in the Amazon rainforest region (Photo: Amanda Perobelli/Reuters)

Europe’s demand for stricter sustainability requirements in a stalled trade agreement with South American countries shows the difficulty in imposing a global baseline, as governments navigate different economic trajectories in the green transition

Confidence in finalising a free trade agreement between the EU and a ...

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