Argentina's President Maurício Macri celebrated the agreement between Mercosur and the European Union and said that our neighbors can join Brazil to conclude a free trade agreement with the United States. The Argentine president, however, did not give details on the possible agreement.
"In a few months, we are going after EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland), and before the end of the year, we expect from Canada. Next year we have Korea on the agenda and we are also talking to Brazil about a free trade agreement with the United States.It opens up a market for 500 million consumers, so the demand on our products will multiply and we have to prepare ourselves to produce more, "says Macri.
However, the president of the neighboring country stressed that it will be necessary to open many other businesses in both countries to meet the demand of the new agreement. In contrast, the positive point of this business is the need for more workers, which will end up generating more jobs.
"We will need more employees, more companies, more SMEs. Against all the fears they want to install, it is a lie that this agreement harms the Argentine market. It is an agreement that will generate jobs and that has taken into account all the concerns, "he said.
When he agreed with Europe, he guaranteed that only the approval of the European Parliament and the congresses of the other countries were lacking. "After the two years that are lacking for all the congresses to approve, there are transitional processes of 10 and 15 years, which we have achieved in an open, honest and loyal negotiation," he concludes.
Posted by: Marina Carvejani
Author: Leonardo Gottems