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Mercosur and EU FTA

Mercosur and EU FTA

Twelve years after the first discussions about a possible Free Trade Agreement between MERCOSUR[1] and the European Union, members of the two blocs met in Brussels on 12 May 2016 and exchanged a list of commercial offers between them. This exchange, which occurred for the first time since 2004, included almost all agricultural … Read More

South Africa Customs Legislation Is Changing For The Future

South Africa Customs Legislation Is Changing For The Future

New legislation will affect customs systems, processes and policies In order to cope with demands of growing global trade and challenges of organized crime, South Africa is moving  forward with international trends  in modernizing customs systems to minimize their disruptive effect on legitimate trade (as much as possible).  International conventions such as the Revised Kyoto … Read More

Global Trade Trends with Taneli Ruda: Mexico’s Auto Plan

Global Trade Trends with Taneli Ruda: Mexico’s Auto Plan

The automotive industry is the engine—the V8, 440-horsepower manual transmission engine with overdrive—of Mexico’s industrial growth, and this looks to be the new state of play for the famously export-dependent country. The relationship that the auto industry has with Mexico’s economy is strikingly balanced: There is a mutual dependence that exemplifies what free trade and … Read More