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Impact of the EU Mercosul trade agreement | IBNB - Rio


Impact of the EU Mercosul trade agreement | IBNB - Rio

Impact of the EU Mercosul trade agreement | IBNB - Rio

The Irish Business Network Brazil Rio de Janeiro, a group of Irish individuals focused on developing Irish and Brazilian business relations, invites friends and colleagues for an evening of discussion on the impact of the European Union and Mercosul trade agreement.

Who?- Special guest Gustavo Ribeiro (Brazilian Report).- Trade professionals and anyone involved in international commerce based in Brazil.

What?- Key note presentations from our invited speakers, followed by an internactive debate.- Network with trade professionals, companies (Brazilian and International), public and private institutions, in an informative and interactive format. 

When:- Wednesday, 18th September, 18:45h

Where:- NEX Rio, Ladeira da Glória 26 - Glória, Rio de Janeiro.

Gustavo Ribeiro is founder and Editor of the Brazilian Report, he is an award-winning journalist who has experience in covering political news, both in Brazil and in Europe, for numerous media outlets, such as Veja, Época, Folha de S.Paulo, Médiapart and Conflits. 

The event will be held in English and will be followed by light refreshments.Please share this event with your relevant contacts.

All participates must RSVP through Eventbrite.

Event sponsors:

- Hades Oilfield Products- Sherlock Communications

Organised in partnership with the Irish Consulate in Sao Paulo.

#EuropeanUnion #Mercosul #trade #Brazil #Ireland


After 20 years of negotiation, the European Union and Mercosur recently reached an trade agreement, that aims to remove barriers between the transatlantic trading blocks, creating the world’s biggest free trade area, home to 770 million people.

The European Union is Mercosur's number one trade and investment partner and the biggest foreign investor in Mercosur. EU exports to Mercosur were €45bn in goods in 2018 and €23bn in services in 2017.

The EU is the biggest foreign investor in Mercosur with a stock of €381 billion, while Mercosur’s investment stock in the EU amounted to €52 billion in 2017. While the relationship is very substantial both exporters and potential investors face barriers in Mercosur markets.

The new EU-Mercosur trade deal is expected to:- Remove barriers and help companies – especially smaller ones – to export more.- Strengthen worker’s rights and ensure environmental protection, encourage companies to act responsibly, and uphold high food safety standards.- Protect quality EU food and drink products labelled as Geographical Indicationsfrom imitations.- The agreement is seen as a win-win for both the EU and Mercosur, creating opportunities for growth and jobs for both sides. It is heralded by the EU as “Building Bridges for Trade and Sustainable Development”.

- How important is sustainability, and what safeguards will be put in place?- Will this agreement really be a win-win for business owners on both sides?- What unforeseen opportunities could arise from this agreement?- What are the possible pitfalls?

The Irish Business Network Brazil Rio de Janeiro, a group focused on developing business relations between Brazil and Ireland, invites friends and colleagues for an evening of discussion on the impact of this ambitious trade agreement.
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