Indigenous leader Dinaman Tuxé said: “Agreements like this only increase the level of violence against indigenous peoples. We must tell the EU that the signing of this free trade agreement could lead to genocide in Brazil. If they sign this agreement, the blood will flow.  Trade barriers disproportionately affect small businesses compared to large firms, as small businesses may not have the time and resources to overcome them. This is why the EU has called for a specific chapter for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in trade agreements to address the specific challenges smes face in international trade and investment. As protectionist pressure intensifies, a trade agreement between the EU and Mercosur sends a clear signal to the world that two of its biggest economies: ten days ago, the EU and four Mercosur countries signed a free trade agreement that will cover a market of 780 million consumers. However, opinions still differ on both sides of the Atlantic. EURACTIV-Partner, Eurofe reports. Following the adoption and publication, On 1 July 2019, from the “agreement in principle” of 17 languages, 29 unfinished texts of the chapters and annexes of the trade agreement with the Disclaimer were published in July and September 2019, that they “were published only for informational purposes and that further changes may be made, including as a result of the legal review process.” The main plans to liberalise goods, services and investment have not yet been released.  In the meantime, negotiations continued for the other parts of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement and ended on 18 June 2020 with an agreement on the pillars of political dialogue and cooperation, the preamble and institutional and final arrangements.  This text has not yet been published by the official authorities, but has been disclosed by Greenpeace.  Greenpeace condemned that commitments to protect nature or manage the climate emergency, as defined in the UNFCCC Paris Agreement, were not included in the conditions under which one party could clean up the other sanction or suspend the agreement.  As recent debates have shown, the question is whether or not MPs and governments will approve the agreement.