Publications & Insight
Why the EU Deforestation Regulation won’t sugar coat the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement
In June 2019, after more than 20 years of tortuous negotiations, a bilateral trade agreement was agreed between the European Union (EU) and the Mercosur bloc of nations - Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay (European Union...
En qué consiste el Reglamento de la UE sobre productos libres de deforestación y por qué es importante
El Reglamento de la Unión Europea (UE) sobre productos libres de deforestación (EUDR, por sus siglas en inglés), cuya adopción está prevista para la próxima primavera, prohíbe a las empresas introducir productos en el mercado de...
It's not just about trade
A discussion about the EU-Mercosur agreement with community representatives from Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay
Es más que solo comercio
A finales de octubre de 2022, el pueblo brasileño votó en contra del Presidente Bolsonaro y eligió a Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Los defensores del acuerdo de libre comercio entre la Unión Europea (UE) y el Mercosur confían en que...
209 Civil Society Organisations say: EU trade deals must not undermine democratic rights
In order to bypass criticism by some EU governments and parliaments, the European Commission wants to change the voting process for upcoming trade agreements with Mexico, Chile and the Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina,...
What do Brazil’s election results mean for forests, rights and future EU-Brazil Partnerships?
Brazil has elected Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as its new President and the importance this has for the fate of the Amazon and the Peoples’ that live there, cannot be overstated.
To discuss what the election results...
Commission’s trade sanctions proposal falls short
Today, the European Commission released a proposal for improving the implementation and enforcement of environmental and labour provisions in the European Union’s (EU) Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). For the first time, the...
Palm oil production, consumption and trade patterns: The outlook from an EU perspective
Palm oil is used in nearly everything, from pizza, doughnuts and chocolate, to deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and lipstick. It is also used in animal feed and as a biofuel, especially in Indonesia and the European Union (EU).
A step in the right direction
The EU’s climate and human rights ambitions have long been thwarted by its free trade policies. The Commission is now showing signs of rectifying this, but it has some way to go say eight leading NGOs.
Recommendations for the effective implementation of TSD Chapters
As a powerful trade player, and one that has developed strong and cooperative relationships with its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) partners, the EU is well placed to use its market power to improve the implementation and enforcement...