Exchange of Diplomatic Notes for the Entry into Force of the Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of Thailand for an Economic Partnership

October 2, 2007

  1. An exchange of diplomatic notes for the entry into force of the Agreement between Japan and the Kingdom of Thailand (JTEPA) took place on October 2 (Tue) in Tokyo between H.E.Mr. Masahiko Koumura, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and H.E.Mr. Suvidhya Simaskul, Thai Ambassador to Japan.  With this exchange of diplomatic notes, the Agreement will take effect on November 1 (Thu), 2007.
     
  2. The JTEPA will advance the liberalization and facilitation of trade of goods and services, improve investment opportunities and the business environment, protect intellectual property, and promote cooperation in such fields as small and medium-sized businesses between the two countries.
     
  3. It is expected that the entry into force of this Agreement will invigorate the economies of Japan and Thailand and make bilateral relations closer through the strengthening of economic partnership in various fields.
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