The 9th Round of Negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement

September 4, 2008

  1. The 9th round of negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will be held from September 8 (Mon) to 12(Fri), 2008 in New Delhi, India, at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
     
  2. In this round, Mr. Masato Takaoka, 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. In the round, both sides will discuss market access of trade in goods and such issues as rules of origin, general rules, customs procedures, trade in services, investment, intellectual property, and cooperation.
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