Sixth Round of Negotiations for Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
August 1, 2014
1. The sixth round of negotiations for Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement was held in Ottawa, Canada from July 28 to July 31.
2. The meeting was attended by, on the Japanese side, Mr. Tomochika Uyama, Deputy Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 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 and representatives from other relevant departments.
3. During this round, fruitful discussions were held in areas including Trade in Services, Investment, Intellectual Property and Energy, Minerals and Foods.
4. The schedule of the next round of negotiations will be determined through diplomatic channels.