Dutch Parliament adopts a resolution against the ratification of the EU-Mercosur trade deal
8 June 2020
The European Commission is awaiting formal notification that the Netherlands has rejected the EU-Mercosur trade deal.
The Dutch parliament this week requested that the country's government notifies the commission that the Netherlands withdraws its support for the free trade agreement (FTA) that was struck last year between the EU and the bloc made up of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. The resolution cites an increase in unfair competition for European farmers and a lack of enforceable agreements on protection of the Amazon or prevention of illegal deforestation.