The failure to comply with this pre-assessment obligation is all the more serious because the EU-Mercosur agreement could contribute to a worsening of an already very degraded human rights and environmental situation, as the Veblen Institute and the FNH analysed in their report “A Losing Loser Agreement” on the first elements of the published agreement. The agreement opens the EU market to products from Mercosur, but limits imports of sensitive agricultural products such as beef, ethanol, pork, honey, sugar and poultry from Mercosur. The right balance is thus found: Mercosur`s exports will not compromise the EU market by unlimited imports into sensitive sectors. At a time of increasing protectionist pressure, a trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur sends a clear signal to the world that two of its largest economies: since the opening of discussions on the EU-Mercosur agreement in 1999 and even more in the last six months, the political and economic context has changed considerably. European trade policy will necessarily be a key element in the search for economic recovery, in a context in Brussels that has been even more agitated by the resignation of Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan. In addition, the economic recovery must be `green`, a commitment of the new Commission. But this will confront Europeans with many contradictions: how can the final recovery of their consumption not lead to upsetting trade deficits? How can we not counteract the environmental obligation by imports that harm the natural capital of the supplier countries, without interfering with unfair and forbidden discrimination or without resorting to protectionism, which indiscriminately defends all the industrial interests of the Old Continent and closes its economy to the rest of the world? For both foreign and domestic service providers, the agreement will not affect the ability of regulators to develop and enforce non-discriminatory rules and standards: like all EU-Mercosur agreements, the EU-Mercosur agreement gives governments on both sides the freedom to manage the distribution of water or other essential services as they see fit. They always decide whether these services are part of the public or private sectors. The agreement between the EU and Mercosur is no different.

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