Summary of the Seventeenth Round of the Negotiations for Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
October 5, 2019
1. The seventeenth round of the negotiations for Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was held from September 30 to October 4 in Tokyo.
2. From the Japanese side, Mr. IDE Keiji, Representative of the Government of Japan for Free Trade and Economic Agreement Negotiations, and representatives from relevant ministries attended this round of the negotiations. From the Turkish side, Mr. Hüsnü Dilemre, Director General for International Agreements and EU Affairs, Ministry of Trade, and representatives from relevant ministries participated.
3. At the meeting, discussions were held in areas concerning market access and rules.
4. The schedule of the next round of the negotiations will be coordinated through diplomatic channels.