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The European Union and Mercosur states - Argentina, Brazil Paraguay and Uruguay, reached on June 28th a political agreement for an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive trade agreement.

The EU is Mercosur's number one trade and investment partner. 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 amounts to €52 billion in 2017. While the relationship is very substantial both exporters and potential investors face barriers in Mercosur markets.

The goal of the new EU-Mercosur trade deal is to

  • Remove these barriers and help EU firms – 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 Indications from imitations

The agreement represents a win-win for both the EU and Mercosur, creating opportunities for growth and jobs for both sides.


A quick overview of the negotiations

Agreement in principle and texts of the agreement

Read a summary of the negotiating results, and the texts agreed so far

EU-Mercosur trade in your town

Learn about each EU country's exports to Mercosur


Round reports, EU proposals, impact assessments

Exporters' stories

Discover how the EU-Mercosur trade agreement would help the small firms already exporting around the world.

Mercosur information page

Discover the current trade relations between the EU and Mercosur