The 12th Round of Negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement

September 28, 2009
Japanese

  1. The 12th round of negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will be held from September 29 (Tue) to October 1 (Thur), 2009, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in Tokyo.
     
  2. In this round, Mr. Masato Takaoka, Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affaires Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (coordinator for the Japanese co-chairs), and officials from relevant ministries and agencies of Japan, and Mr. Shri 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, the overall negotiations will be assessed in the plenary meeting and such issues as market access of trade in goods, rules of origin, general rules, trade in services, investment, cooperation and others will be discussed in the sessions either at the co-chair-level or at the expert-level.
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