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EU-Mercosur trade deal: ‘A win-win situation for both sides’, says Fernando Sampaio

April 28, 2016 - Food & Agriculture

In an exclusive interview with ViEUws, Executive Director of the Association of Brazilian beef exporters, Fernando Sampaio talks to AGRA FACTS journalist Rose O’Donovan about his country’s highly-efficient and competitive agricultural sector. He provides details of the Brazilian Roundtable on Sustainable Livestock that was established in July 2015, where resource efficiency & sustainable intensification are at the top of the agenda. Speaking a couple weeks before leaked details emerged about the EU market access offer to the Mercosur countries – Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay – Sampaio said there was a place for beef imports into the EU to satisfy demand and also keep prices down. A bilateral deal would be a “win-win” situation for both sides, he concluded, saying he sees great opportunities for European farm products on the Latin American market.

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