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									MERCOSUR


Joaquin Romero
Marcelo Moran
Background
  Mercado Comun del Sur (Common Market of the
   South)
  Custom Union: Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay,
   and Venezuela (pending)
  Biggest Trade Block in South America and 4th
   Worldwide
Origins

  Treaty signed on March
   26th 1991 by Brazil,
   Argentina, Paraguay and
   Uruguay
  Treaty of Asuncion
  Supplemented Brazil
   and Argentinas already
   established Treaty of
   Buenos Aires.
  Venezuela signed
   agreement June 17 2006
   (pending)
Objectives

  Free Transit amongst
   members
  Elimination of
   Custom Rights
  TEC: Common
   External Tariffs
  World Economic
   Power
MERCOSUR Population

  Brazil makes up 80% of MERCOSUR
   population (191,241,714)
  Argentina (40,482,000) Venezuela
   (26,414,826) Paraguay (6,821,306)
   Uruguay (3,477,780)
  Over 268 billion population combined
MERCOSUR and Latin
America
  50% of Latin
   Americas GDP
  43 % of Population
  59 % of Land Mass
  50 % of its Industrial
   Production
  33% of total Foreign
   Trade
Immigration

 Brazil
   Temporary Residency
      Members and Associates
            Criminal Record
            Registration Fees
            Passport


   Permanent Residency
      2 years for eligibility
The Venezuela Issue

  Brazil
    2 Year delayed acceptance
    Itaipu treaty
    Brazil will benefit from Venezuela’s
     resources
  Paraguay
    Acceptance yet to be ratified
    Pressure on Fernando Lugo
    Political stress in Paraguay
Trade in Goods in the
        World
Trade by Product
Trade in Commercial
     Services
Foreign Direct Investment
Mercosur trade with EU
Mercosur Member’s GDP
Uruguay’s GDP
Paraguay’s GDP
MERCOSUR EFFECTS

 Stimulated cooperation among his
  members
     Renegotiaton of Debt
     Signed a host of bilateral agreements
     Supply of Oil
     Banco del SUR
Conclusions

  UNASUR
      Union of South American Nations
      Signed by Mercosur members
      Originally signed in 2004
      European Union


  Brazil has benefited the most in
   MERCOSUR
  MERCOSUR against FTAA

								
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