While parts of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement have been in place since July 2019, the text of the Association Agreement has not yet been published. MERCOSUR and the European Union have been negotiating a bi-regional free trade area since April 2000. Since 1995, relations between MERCOSUR and the EU have been guided by the Framework Cooperation Agreement between the EU and MERCOSUR, signed on 15 December 1995 and fully in force on 1 July 1999. The agreement under negotiation consists of three parts: political dialogue; Trade, economy and cooperation. The scope and objectives of the agreement were agreed at the first round of negotiations in April 2000 and then at the Madrid Summit in May 2002. On 10 November 27, 2017, MERCOSUR Foreign Ministers met with the Vice-President of the European Commission, to whom they presented a comprehensive proposal to achieve the MERCOSUR Agreement between the European Union. Negotiations will continue in 2018. Negotiations continued from 11 to 15 March 2019 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. On 28 June 2019, MERCOSUR and the EU agree in Brussels, Belgium, on a comprehensive trade agreement. The deal has been denounced by European beef producers, environmental activists and indigenous rights activists.   There have been protests against the agreement.   The governments and parliaments of EU Member States have also criticised the agreement.
In October 2020, both the European Parliament  and the European Commissioner for Trade, Valdis Dombrovskis , declared that the EU-Mercosur agreement “cannot be approved as it stands”. The name of the agreement verifies the Paris climate agreement and demands its swift implementation, but there are no enforceable commitments to support it, nor impact if the parties do not implement it. . . .