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MERCOSUR-Korea
  Background and Negotiations
   

MERCOSUR (composed of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) and the Republic of Korea initiated a joint study on the possiblity of a MERCOSUR-Korea free trade agreement in 2005. The first meeting of the joint study group took place in May 2005 in Asunción, Paraguay. The second meeting took place in August 2005 in Seoul, Korea.

On March 2, 2017, MERCOSUR and Korea completed their exploratory dialogue with a view to negotiating a trade agreement in the near future. The Chief Negotiators of MERCOSUR and the Viceminister of Trade and Investment of the Republic of Korea met in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 10, 2017 and agreed on the importance of quickly initiating negotiations for a Trade Agreement between MERCOSUR and Korea.

Documents related to the negotiations
10 December 2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina. MERCOSUR and South Korea agree on importance of beginning the negotiations of a trade agreement quickly PDF format New!
02 March 2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina. MERCOSUR and Korea conclude exploratory talks for a trade agreement PDF format
17-18 August 2005 Seoul, Korea. Second meeting for joint study on MERCOSUR-Korea trade agreement PDF format
04-05 May 2005

Asunción, Paraguay. Results of the first meeting for joint study on MERCOSUR-Korea trade agreement PDF format

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea; Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto, Argentina

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Recent Developments
  10 December 2017. MERCOSUR and South Korea agree on importance of beginning the negotiations of a trade agreement quickly New!

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