Month: November 2019

Mercosur: Germany wants to certification for meat and soya imports from Brazil

According to Der Spiegel magazine, German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze is proposing to complement the sustainability rules of the Mercosur Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the Latin American countries with a certification system for both products. The country wants to avoid buying soy and meat whose production has affected the environment in the Amazon.

Brazil needs to keep up the reform momentum

Brazilian President finance minister Paulo Guedes has been pursuing a reform programme which is among the emerging market world’s most ambitious. The first significant fruit of Mr Guedes’ efforts was reform of the country’s unaffordably generous public sector pensions, which finally passed congress last month.