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MERCOSUR: Uruguay expects pressure on external tariff but stands its ground

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Uruguay's position was clearly stated during Wednesday's meeting of the Common Market Group, in which it also rejected the request of other members to reconsider the matter ahead of the December 17 presidents' summit, arguing that this issue should be discussed by the Common Market Council, in which the regional organization's Foreign Affairs and Economy Ministers participate.

As a result, the Foreign Ministry expects to open a space for informal talks at the highest level, with the aim of pressuring Uruguay to review its position preventing a consensus.

However, so far, the government . . .

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