|Author (Corporate)||European Parliament: European Parliamentary Research Service|
|Series Title||In-Depth Analysis|
|Series Details||October 2017|
|Publication Date||October 2017|
This publication provides an overview of trade relations between the EU and Latin American and Caribbean countries and groupings. The EU has concluded 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.
It is currently also modernising its agreement with Mexico and intends soon to start negotiations on modernising its agreement with Chile.
The EU has also concluded framework agreements with Mercosur and its individual members (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay). The agreement with the former will be replaced, once the on-going negotiations on an EU-Mercosur association agreement have been completed.
This publication provides recent data on trade relations between the EU and Latin American and Caribbean countries and groupings, compares the agreements governing trade relations that have already been concluded, and analyses the reasons behind the ongoing and planned negotiations on the EU-Mercosur, EU-Mexico and EU-Chile agreements.
This is a revised and updated edition of a publicationn from March 2016 by Enrique Gomez Ramirez, Eleni Lazarou, Laura Puccio and Giulio Sabbati,
|Countries / Regions||Caribbean, Europe, South America|