The 16th Round of Negotiations for Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

June 8, 2012
Japanese

  1. The 16th round of negotiations for the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will be held in Tokyo from Wednesday, June 13 to Friday, June 15.

  2. The participants in the meeting will be: on the Japanese side, Mr. Shinichi Nishimiya, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and other officials from relevant Japanese ministries; and on the Australian side, Ms. Jan Adams, First Assistant Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and other officials from relevant departments of Australia.

  3. Among the issues that will be discussed in the meeting are trade in goods and services, investment, energy and mineral resources, and food supply.

[Reference] Background
* April 23-24, 2007: 1st Round of Negotiations held in Tokyo
* August 6-10, 2007: 2nd Round of Negotiations held in Canberra
* November 5-8, 2007: 3rd Round of Negotiations held in Tokyo
* February 25-29, 2008: 4th Round of Negotiations held in Canberra
* April 28-May 1, 2008: 5th Round of Negotiations held in Tokyo
* July 28-August 1, 2008: 6th Round of Negotiations held in Canberra
* October 27-31, 2008: 7th Round of Negotiations held in Tokyo
* March 9-13, 2009: 8th Round of Negotiations held in Canberra
* July 27-31, 2009: 9th Round of Negotiations held in Tokyo
* November 17-25, 2009: 10th Round of Negotiations held in Canberra
* April 19-22, 2010: 11th Round of Negotiations held in Tokyo
* February 7-10, 2011: 12th Round of Negotiations held in Tokyo
* December 20-21, 2011: 13th Round of Negotiations held in Canberra
* February 14-17, 2012: 14th Round of Negotiations held in Tokyo
* April 23-27, 2012: 15th Round of Negotiations held in Canberra

    • (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated denotes the date of issue of the original press released in Japanese.)
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