Seventh Round of Negotiations for Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

November 21, 2014
Japanese

  1. 1. The seventh round of negotiations for Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement was held in Tokyo from November 17 to November 21.

    2. The meeting was attended by, on the Japanese side, Mr.Toshiro Suzuki, Ambassador for International Economic Affairs,, 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.


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