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Agreements | Brussels, 22 June 2018

Commission reports on progress in trade talks with Chile and Mercosur

As part of its commitment to a transparent trade policy, the Commission today published reports from the latest negotiating rounds with Chile and Mercosur.

The round reports include information about progress in all areas of the respective negotiations.

As regards Chile, the report covers the third round of talks for a new, modernised trade agreement. The negotiations took place in Brussels from 28 May to 1 June 2018. In total, 22 negotiating thematic groups met, which resulted in constructive exchanges and substantive progress in most areas. Contacts will continue with the aim of advancing in all areas in preparation for the next round of negotiations, the date of which has yet to be confirmed. The Commission also publishes today three new text proposals, on animal and plant health, trade and sustainable development, and trade and gender equality.

As regards Mercosur, the report concerns the round of negotiations held from 4 to 8 June 2018. The partners achieved progress on several issues such as services and exchanges were constructive overall but there is still work to be done, notably on cars and car parts, geographical indications, maritime transport and dairy.
 

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