EU and Mercosur vis a vis the Trade Agreement. Remarks from the institutional perspective

The member States of Mercosur are currently negotiating a Trade Agreement with the EU, as part of the process towards a comprehensive bi-regional Association Agreement. In 2016, the EU and Mercosur members exchanged offers, followed by a negotiation round. The next round will be held in October 2017...

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Main Author: Querci, Isabella
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dialnet-ar-18-ART00012409642018-01-20EU and Mercosur vis a vis the Trade Agreement. Remarks from the institutional perspectiveQuerci, IsabellaEuropean UnionMercosurtrade agreementinstitutionsWTOstatehoodcivil societyUnión EuropeaMercosuracuerdo comercialinstitucionesomcEstadosociedad civilThe member States of Mercosur are currently negotiating a Trade Agreement with the EU, as part of the process towards a comprehensive bi-regional Association Agreement. In 2016, the EU and Mercosur members exchanged offers, followed by a negotiation round. The next round will be held in October 2017; while awaiting for political developments, it is worth anticipating some challenges to come, especially from a legal perspective. Both actors have a multilayered system for decision-making, requiring the consensus of a multiplicity of governmental actors and thus enabling them to convey. Furthermore, current dialogues consider a broad range of issues, which were also covered by different EU’s agreements with other trading partners. These agreements received critiques from the civil society, which are worth to reflect upon, considering that the trade agreement is due to impact the general negotiation for the bi-regional Association Agreement. The paper develops this reflection from a twofold perspective: that of the institutional nature of EU and Mercosur and that of the democratic deficit in the overall negotiation process.Los Estados miembros de Mercosur están actualmente negociando un acuerdo comercial con la Unión Europea, como parte del proceso hacia la integración comercial birregional. En 2016, la Unión Europea y el Mercosur intercambiaron ofertas, luego de unas rondas de negociación. La siguiente cita es en 2017, mientras que se esperan algunos cambios políticos, en especial, desde la perspectiva legal. Además, ambos actores tienen que agotar un número de etapas para la toma de decisiones, entre las cuales se encuentra el consenso de los actores gubernamentales y la determinación de sus competencias. Ahora, los diálogos actuales requieren resolver una amplia gama de cuestiones que estaban ya debatidas por distintos acuerdos firmados por la Unión Europea con otros socios comerciales. Tales acuerdos deberían ser tenidos en cuenta en el proceso de negociación entre la Unión Europea y Mercosur. El presente artículo desarrolla esta última reflexión desde dos puntos de vista: por una parte, el carácter institucional de la Unión Europea y el Mercosur; por otra, el déficit democrático en el proceso general de negociación entre los actores.2017text (article)application/pdfhttps://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/oaiart?codigo=6224489(Revista) ISSN 1657-7558OASIS: Observatorio de Análisis de los Sistemas Internacionales, ISSN 1657-7558, Nº. 26, 2017 (Ejemplar dedicado a: Julio-Diciembre), pags. 63-80engLICENCIA DE USO: Los documentos a texto completo incluidos en Dialnet son de acceso libre y propiedad de sus autores y/o editores. Por tanto, cualquier acto de reproducción, distribución, comunicación pública y/o transformación total o parcial requiere el consentimiento expreso y escrito de aquéllos. Cualquier enlace al texto completo de estos documentos deberá hacerse a través de la URL oficial de éstos en Dialnet. Más información: https://dialnet.unirioja.es/info/derechosOAI | INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS STATEMENT: Full text documents hosted by Dialnet are protected by copyright and/or related rights. This digital object is accessible without charge, but its use is subject to the licensing conditions set by its authors or editors. Unless expressly stated otherwise in the licensing conditions, you are free to linking, browsing, printing and making a copy for your own personal purposes. All other acts of reproduction and communication to the public are subject to the licensing conditions expressed by editors and authors and require consent from them. Any link to this document should be made using its official URL in Dialnet. More info: https://dialnet.unirioja.es/info/derechosOAI
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Querci, Isabella
EU and Mercosur vis a vis the Trade Agreement. Remarks from the institutional perspective
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The member States of Mercosur are currently negotiating a Trade Agreement with the EU, as part of the process towards a comprehensive bi-regional Association Agreement. In 2016, the EU and Mercosur members exchanged offers, followed by a negotiation round. The next round will be held in October 2017; while awaiting for political developments, it is worth anticipating some challenges to come, especially from a legal perspective. Both actors have a multilayered system for decision-making, requiring the consensus of a multiplicity of governmental actors and thus enabling them to convey. Furthermore, current dialogues consider a broad range of issues, which were also covered by different EU’s agreements with other trading partners. These agreements received critiques from the civil society, which are worth to reflect upon, considering that the trade agreement is due to impact the general negotiation for the bi-regional Association Agreement. The paper develops this reflection from a twofold perspective: that of the institutional nature of EU and Mercosur and that of the democratic deficit in the overall negotiation process.
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EU and Mercosur vis a vis the Trade Agreement. Remarks from the institutional perspective
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