The 7th Round of Negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement

May 8, 2008

  1. The 7th round of negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will be held from May 12 (Mon) to 15(Thu), 2008 in New Delhi, India, at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
     
  2. In this round, Mr. Masaharu Kono, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Chief Negotiator for Japan, and officials from relevant ministries and agencies of Japan, and Mr. G. K. Pillai, Commerce Secretary of the Department of Commerce, the Chief Negotiator for India, and officials from relevant ministries of India will respectively participate.
     
  3. In the round, the overall negotiations will be assessed in the plenary meeting at the chief-negotiator-level and such issues as market access of trade in goods, rules of origin, general rules, customs procedures, investment, intellectual property, improvement of business environment, and cooperation will be discussed.
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