This agreement will also contribute to integrating Mercosur industry into the EU`s highly innovative value chains. This in turn will help them become more competitive. Mercosur countries want to be less dependent on commodity exports and diversify their economies by producing high-quality goods and services. The agreement will help them do that. Supporters of the deal say it would force Brazil to replant 12 hectares of trees in the Amazon rainforest. But in August 2019, when wildfires devastated the area, France, Ireland and Luxembourg threatened to block the deal if Brazil failed to meet its environmental commitments. The EU wants the trade agreement with Mercosur to remove unnecessary and discriminatory barriers to Eu exports, so that European companies can sell more goods and services to Mercosur. .