This project involves co-ordinating the Third Research Group ("Cluster Group") of the Working Group on EU-Mercosur Negotiations, dealing with agriculture and agribusiness. The group includes three experts and one discussant studying the following themes:
- Market access: a study in tariff and NTB in agriculture goods and products
- Sanitary and phytosanitary measures
- Non-trade concerns: rural development, precautionary clauses, the environment.
Co-ordinating the group involves defining the terms of reference for research; contributing a policy-oriented Introductory Paper synthesising the group's work and adding the political and negotiation dimensions; contributing a Summary of the discussions of the Special Session; and attending other Cluster Groups' Special Sessions and to present this Cluster Group's work at the Annual Seminar.
Senior Research Associate