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“No one will dictate anything to anyone,” says Brazilian negotiator on MERCOSUR reform

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is proposing tariff reductions and flexibility in negotiations with other international partners. Argentina is resistant.

Brazil's main negotiator in MERCOSUR, Ambassador Pedro Miguel da Costa e Silva, Foreign Ministry Secretary of Bilateral and Regional Negotiations in the Americas, said that there is no interest in forcing a new Common External Tariff (TEC) on Argentina and other bloc members.

According to him, the Brazilian government stands firm in advocating the TEC reform and flexibility to guarantee agreements with other international partners, but the time is to seek convergences for a consensus among the four countries . . .

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