Mercosur Agreement: Implications for the Swiss Agricultural Sector and the Environment


Press Release


Freihandelsabkommen EFTA-Mercosur: Studien zu möglichen Auswirkungen

Das Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO und Agroscope haben am 30. Juni 2020 zwei Studien über mögliche Umwelt- und Agrarauswirkungen des Freihandelsabkommens EFTA-Mercosur publiziert. Die Studien kommen zum Schluss, dass die Umwelt- und Agrarauswirkungen insgesamt gering ausfallen dürften.

Publication Agroscope

Publication SECO

Assessment of the potential environmental impacts and risks in Switzerland and the MERCOSUR States resulting from a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the EFTA States and MERCOSUR (PDF, 7 MB) 



Research Project

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Analysis of Agricultural and Food Markets

Open markets harbour risks, but also open up opportunities. That’s why Agroscope evaluates the economic impacts of existing and planned trade-policy measures such as free-trade agreements on the Swiss agricultural sector. The analyses provide a scientifically supported decision-making basis for policy-makers, allowing free-trade agreements to be structured for the benefit of the whole of society.

Strategic Research Field

Last modification 30.06.2020

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