MERCOSUR - European Free Trade Association
  Background and Negotiations

On January 19, 2017, MERCOSUR and EFTA signed a Joint Statement announcing the conclusion of their exploratory dialogue on a possible comprehensive free trade agreement. MERCOSUR and EFTA held a meeting to prepare for the start of negotiations on February 17, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The first round of negotiation took place on June 19, 2017 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. MERCOSUR and EFTA met for the second round of free trade negotiations from 29 August to 1 September, 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

MERCOSUR and EFTA held an Intersessional Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October 17-18, 2017. The third round of free trade negotiations between EFTA and MERCOSUR States took place from 10 to 13 April 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Documents relating to the negotiations
10-13 April 2018 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Third round of free trade negotiations PDF Document New!
17-18 October 2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina. Intersessional negotiating meeting PDF Document
29 August-01 September 2017 Geneva, Switzerland. Second round of free trade negotiationsPDF Document
19 June 2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina. First round of free trade negotiationsPDF Document
17 February 2017 Brussels, Belgium. MERCOSUR and EFTA prepare for upcoming free trade negotiations PDF Document
19 January 2017 Davos, Switzerland. MERCOSUR and EFTA sign Joint Statement announcing conclusion of exploratory dialogue on a free trade agreement PDF Document
09 March 2015 Brasilia, Brazil. MERCOSUR and EFTA agree to take next step towards closer trade relations PDF Document
15 December 2000 Declaration on Trade and Investment Co-operation and Action PlanPDF Document
Sources: EFTA Secretariat; Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto, Argentina


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Recent Developments
  10-13 April 2018. Third round of free trade negotiations New!