The Fourth Meeting between Japan and Vietnam on Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Negotiations

July 12, 2007

  1. The fourth meeting between Japan and Vietnam on economic partnership agreement (EPA) negotiations will be held in Hoi An, Vietnam, from July 18 (Wed) to 21 (Sat).
  2. The meeting will be attended, on the Japanese side, by Mr. Jun Yokota, Ambassador for International Economic Affairs, and representatives of relevant ministries including Deputy-Director-General level participants who will co-chair the meeting, and, on the Vietnamese side, by Mr. Phan The Rue, Chief Negotiator, and other relevant officials.
  3. In the meeting, consultations will be held on wide-ranging issues including trade in goods and services, aiming at achieving an early conclusion of the Agreement.