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exclusive ‘It would be wrong’ – Varadkar puts brakes on Mercosur deal

Tánaiste seeks guarantees before ratifying

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Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar

Leo Varadkar

IN a boost for beef farmers, the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has indicated that he will not be bringing the Mercosur trade agreement for ratification to the Dáil this year or for the foreseeable future.

The deal brokered last year between the EU and a host of South American countries, including Brazil and Argentina, would have allowed an additional 99,000t of beef to be imported into the EU levy-free.


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