Sao Paulo — A trade deal between the EU and South America’s Mercosur bloc of countries could facilitate other agreements and open up new markets for Brazil’s huge beef-packing industry, a trade group says. 

Speaking after Brussels and Brasília announced an agreement to reduce barriers on industrial and farm products, Antônio Camardelli, head of Brazil’s Abiec beef association, said the deal could pave the way to negotiating access to new markets or expanding trade with existing partners.

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