Brazilian Foreign Minister Expects two New Mercosur Trade Agreements in 2019

According to Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo, an announcement could be made in the second half of the year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Foreign Minister Ernesto Araújo said on Tuesday, July 2nd, that he expects two further trade agreements to be signed between Mercosur and other countries in the second half of 2019, announcing a new era of openness for the country.

Mercosur is in advanced negotiations with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Canada, Singapore, and South Korea, said Pedro Miguel da Costa e Silva, the foreign ministry's chief trade negotiator for the Americas, speaking alongside Araújo.

"I think we are very close to concluding negotiations with EFTA. I think we can close with Canada . . .

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