Exchange of Diplomatic Notes concerning the Entry into Force of the Agreement on Free Trade and Economic Partnership between Japan and the Swiss Confederation

July 28, 2009
Japanese

  1. Following the cabinet decision made on July 28 (Tue), the Exchange of Diplomatic Notes concerning the Entry into Force of the Agreement on Free Trade and Economic Partnership between Japan and the Swiss Confederation will take place in Bern on July 29 (Wed) between the Embassy of Japan in Switzerland and Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation.
     
  2. With this Exchange of Notes, the Agreement will enter into force on September 1 (Tue).
     
  3. The Agreement is aimed at enhancing economic partnership between the two countries by promoting liberalization and facilitation of trade and investment and advancing cooperation in such wide-ranging areas as movement of natural persons, electric commerce, and intellectual property. It is expected that the entry into force of the Agreement will further vitalize the economies of the two countries and tighten their bilateral relations through strengthened economic partnership.
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