Summary of the Fourth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
January 28, 2016
1. The fourth round of the negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was held from Monday, January 25 to Wednesday, January 27 in Ankara, Turkey.
2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Toshiro Suzuki, Representative of the Government of Japan for Free Trade and Economic Agreement Negotiations (Chief Negotiator), and representatives from relevant ministries attended this round of meeting. From the Turkish side, Mr. Murat Yapici, Director-General for the EU Affairs (Chief Negotiator) and representatives from relevant ministries participated.
3. At the meeting, the both sides discussed areas of trade in goods, investment, intellectual property rights, government procurement, TBT, electronic commerce, customs procedures and trade facilitation, etc.
4. The both sides decided to work on scheduling the dates of the fifth round of negotiations to be held in Tokyo through diplomatic channels.