Fourth Round of Negotiations for Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
November 15, 2013
1. The fourth round of negotiations for Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement was held in Ottawa from Tuesday, November 12 to Thursday, November 14.
2. The meeting was attended by, on the Japanese side, Mr. Jun Yokota, Ambassador in charge of Economic Diplomacy (Chief Delegate) and representatives from other relevant ministries, and on the Canadian side, Mr. Ian Burney, Assistant Deputy Minister for Trade Agreements and Negotiations, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Chief Negotiator) and representatives from other relevant departments. Both sides had fruitful discussions at this round.
3. The schedule of the next round of negotiations will be determined through diplomatic channels later.