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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Recognising Opportunities and Risks in the 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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