Minister of International Trade welcomes first round of negotiations with Mercosur countries in Ottawa
“The Government of Canada is committed to ensuring that a Canada-Mercosur trade agreement will include provisions aimed at sharing the benefits of trade among all, including women, youth, Indigenous people, small and medium-sized enterprises, and the middle class.”
- François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade
In 2017, Canada and Mercosur exchanged $8.9 billion in trade.
Mercosur accounts for more than two-thirds of all economic activity in South America.
With a combined population of 260 million and a GDP of over $3 trillion, Mercosur is the world’s fourth-largest trading bloc.
The South American trade bloc of Mercosur is a customs union established by Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay in 1991.
- Joint statement on the launch of negotiations toward a free trade agreement between Canada and Mercosur countries
- Minister Champagne announces positive conclusions of exploratory talks with Mercosur
- Canada-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement
- Mercosur trade bloc: Benefits for Canada
- Potential benefits of a Canada-Mercosur free trade agreement for Canadian sectors
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