The 9th Round of Negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement
September 4, 2008
- 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.
- 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
- 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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