|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Series Title||In-Depth Analysis|
|Series Details||September 2018|
|Publication Date||September 2018|
This publication provided an overview of trade relations between the EU and Latin American and Caribbean countries and groupings. The EU had fully fledged agreements with two Latin American groupings (Cariforum and the Central America group), a multiparty trade agreement with three members of the Andean Community (Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru), and bilateral agreements with Chile and Mexico.
Since November 2017, a new agreement governing trade relations with Cuba had also been provisionally applied. In addition, the EU was currently modernising its agreements with Mexico (with which it has reached an 'agreement in principle') and Chile. The EU also has framework agreements with Mercosur and its individual members (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay). The agreement with the former would be replaced, once the ongoing negotiations on an EU-Mercosur association agreement had been completed.
This publication provides recent data on trade relations between the EU and Latin American and Caribbean countries and groupings, compares the main agreements governing trade relations that were already in place, and analysed the rationale behind the ongoing negotiations on the EU-Mercosur, EU-Mexico and EU-Chile agreements.
This is a revised and updated edition of a publication from October 2017.
|Countries / Regions||Caribbean, Europe, South America|