SAL PAULO – Brazil’s government is in talks with Argentina to extend an automotive free-trade agreement between the two countries that currently expires every 12 months, while also seeking entry for oil-rich Venezuela into the Mercosur trade bloc. Lengthening the timeframe of the historically contentious FTA with Argentina would make it possible to increase investments in the automotive sector, says Brazil’s Minister of Development and Industry Ivan Ramalho, who notes passenger cars, ...

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