Industry leaders in Mercosur call for strenghtening of the bloc and more trade agreements

Industrial leaders do not want a single Mercosur currency or convergence of macroeconomic policies within the bloc.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On the 30th anniversary of Mercosur, the Southern Common Market, leaders of Brazilian industry, and that of the other countries in the trade group, are calling for the strengthening of the bloc. To achieve this goal, it is necessary to strengthen internal integration, expand trade agreements with strategic countries, improve competitiveness and economic stability.

The demands are included in a joint declaration of the Mercosur Industrial Council, formed by industrial entities from four countries of the bloc, to be signed today March 25th. The council members are the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI), the Argentine . . .

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