Summary of the Eighth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
1. The eighth round of the negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was held from January 30th to February 1st in Ankara, Turkey.
2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Keiji Ide, 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 the areas of Trade in goods, Rule of origin, Trade in service, Trade facilitation, Intellectual Property Rights, Competition, Investment, SPS, and TBT.
4. The both sides decided to work on scheduling the dates of the next round of negotiations through diplomatic channels.