The 13th Round of Negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement
April 6, 2010
- The 13th round of negotiations on the Japan-India Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will be held from Thursday, April 8 to Friday, April 9, 2010, at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India in New Delhi.
- In this round, Mr. Masato Takaoka, Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (coordinator for the Japanese 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.
- 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, customs procedures, general rules, trade in services, investment, intellectual property and others will be discussed in the sessions.