The Signing of the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership among Japan and Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

February 26, 2019
Japanese

  1. 1. On February 26 (Tue.), the Government of Japan decided at its Cabinet Meeting to sign the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership among Japan and Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

    2. Based on this decision, the Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs will sign the Protocol on February 27.

    3. It is expected that the Protocol will promote the liberalization and facilitation of trade in services and investment between Japan and ASEAN Member States and will strengthen reciprocal economic ties in wide-ranging fields, vitalizing further the economy of Japan and the ASEAN Member States.