The 8th Round of Negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement

July 10, 2008

  1. The 8th round of negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will be held from July 14 (Mon) to 17(Thu), 2008 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in Tokyo.
     
  2. In this round, Mr. Sumio Kusaka, Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Coordinator for the Japanese Co-chairs), other Director-General-level Co-chairs and officials from relevant ministries and agencies of Japan, and Mr. Dinesh Sharma, Joint Secretary of the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Indian Co-chair) and officials from relevant ministries of India will respectively participate.
     
  3. At the round, both sides will discuss market access of trade in goods and such issues as rules of origin, general rules, customs procedures, investment, improvement of business environment, and cooperation.
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