EFTA has concluded bilateral agreements with the following countries – including dependent areas – and blocs: Afghanistan has concluded bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs: Uruguayan Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa cited the following investment projects: Uruguay`s Central Railroad, a new fishing port and rural electrification in the north of the country and “expresses the hope” that Uruguay can serve as a “point of view”. to China in the region: and help promote closer relations between China and Mercosur. The People`s Republic of China has concluded bilateral trade agreements with blocs, countries and their two special administrative regions: For fully multilateral agreements (not included below), see the list of multilateral free trade agreements. Switzerland (which has a customs union with Liechtenstein, sometimes contained in agreements) has concluded bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs: The COVID-19 pandemic has hit some sectors harder than others. As far as Brazil`s foreign trade is concerned, the industry has clearly disgraced. The number of countries or regions where Brazil usually sells manufactured goods has also declined in general. However, the impact on the total volume of exports was mitigated by the continued strength of Brazilian raw materials. For the BRICS, the development of free trade is beginning to take effect. As part of its accession to Mercosur, Brazil has concluded a preferential trade agreement with India and another with the Southern African Customs Union. But for China, although individual trade between Mercosur countries and China is increasing, very few have signed China`s Belt and Road Initiative – Uruguay being one of the few major BRIC to have done so and signed a MoU in Montevideo last August. List of negotiated agreements. Agreements that, until now, are only discussed without the formal action of the parties concerned, are not mentioned. With Bolsonaro and Trump facing sharp domestic political criticism for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic (Brazilian policy mirrors that of the United States), any change of course on policy toward China could take a back seat to the United States.
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