Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Twelfth Round of Negotiations on the Japan EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

September 18, 2015
Japanese

  1. The twelfth round of negotiations on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was held in Tokyo from September 14 to September 18.
  2. The meeting was attended by, on the Japanese side, Ambassador Yasumasa Nagamine, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs (Chief Negotiator) and representatives from other relevant ministries and on the EU side, Mr. Mauro Petriccione, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Trade, the European Commission (Chief Negotiator) and other representatives.
  3. At the meeting, fruitful discussions were conducted on areas such as trade in goods, trade in services, intellectual property rights, non-tariff measures, and government procurement.
  4. The schedule of the next round will be arranged with the week of October 26 in Brussels, Belgium, under consideration.