Summary of the Ninth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
April 13, 2018
1. The ninth round of the negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was held from Wednesday, April 11 to Friday, April 13 in Tokyo, Japan.
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, trade in services, SPS and business environment among others.
4. The both sides decided to work on scheduling the dates of the next round of negotiations to be held in Turkey, through diplomatic channels.