The Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Switzerland is honored to invite you to attend a webinar on COVID-19: Key Features of the EFTA-MERCOSUR Free Trade Agreement and Perspectives with our two guest speakers Ambassador Markus Schlagenhof and Professor Mario Torres Jarrín.
Switzerland and its EFTA partners concluded in substance the negotiations of a free trade agreement with the members of Mercosur in August 2019. Switzerland has important economic ties with Mercosur and seeks to constantly strengthen them. In this webinar, Ambassador Markus Schlagenhof, Head of the Swiss Delegation to the EFTA- Mercosur negotiations, will discuss Switzerland’s free trade policy, highlight the key elements of the EFTA-Mercosur FTA and assess the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on trade policy. Professor Mario Torres Jarrín will place the EFTA-Mercosur Free Trade Agreement in the context of Mercosur’s integration policy and will present the implications of COVID-19 for Mercosur’s efforts to open up its market through free trade agreements.