Second Round of Negotiations for the Japan-Colombia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

May 13, 2013

    1. The second round of negotiations for the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and Colombia will be held in Cali, Colombia from May 20.
    2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Jun Yokota, Ambassador in charge of Economic Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and representatives from other relevant ministries will attend the meeting. From the Colombian side, Mr. Javier Humberto Gamboa Benavides, Chief Negotiator, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and representatives from other relevant ministries and agencies will attend the meeting.
    3. In this round of negotiations, issues in the areas of Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Rules of Origin, Custom Procedures, Intellectual Property, Competition, Cooperation and Improvement of Business Environment are scheduled to be discussed.

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