The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement

a critical analysis and an alternative


Nick Middeldorp en Sinde de Strijcker (Both ENDS), Tjalling Postma ( FNV), Sigrid Deters (Greenpeace Nederland) en Guus Geurts ( Platform Aarde Boer Consument), Sara Murawski (Handel Anders)

Publication date

Oct 1, 2021




The trade agreement between the EU and the four Mercosur countries Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay, which is analyzed in this brochure, has been negotiated for more than twenty years. It is literally and figuratively an old-school treaty. If it goes ahead, it would seriously undermine the EU's climate ambitions. This publication shows why the EU-Mercosur treaty poses a threat to democracy, circular agriculture and food sovereignty, workers, nature and the climate, Indigenous peoples in South America and the economic development of the Mercosur countries Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.