Signing of the Agreement on Free Trade and Economic Partnership between Japan and the Swiss Confederation

February 17, 2009
Japanese

  1. On February 17 (Tue), the Government of Japan decided at its Cabinet Meeting to sign the Agreement on Free Trade and Economic Partnership between Japan and the Swiss Confederation (“JSFTEPA”).
     
  2. Based on this decision, Mr. Hirofumi Nakasone, Minister for Foreign Affairs, will sign this Agreement, its Implementing Agreement and Joint Statement with Mrs. Doris Leuthard, Federal Councillor, Vice-President of the Government of the Swiss Confederation and Head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, followed by a meeting to be held on February 19 (Thu) in Tokyo.
     
  3. It is expected that this Agreement will promote the liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment between the two countries and will further vitalize both economies by strengthening reciprocal economic ties in wide-ranging fields.
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