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Joint Press Release with the Ministry of Foreign AffairsSummary of the Eleventh Round of Negotiations for the Japan-Colombia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

From May 18 to 22, the Eleventh Round of Negotiations for the Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and Colombia was held in Tokyo, Japan.

From the Japanese side, Mr. Toshiro Suzuki, Ambassador for International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Nobuaki Ito, Deputy Director-General for International Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and representatives from relevant ministries attended the meeting. From the Colombian side, Mr. Javier Humberto Gamboa Benavides, Chief Negotiator, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, and representatives from relevant ministries and agencies participated.

In this round of negotiations, discussion was made in such areas as Trade in Goods, Government Procurement and Rules of Origin, among others.

Both sides decided to work on scheduling the dates of the twelfth round of negotiations through diplomatic channels.

Release date

May 22, 2015

Division in Charge

Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau

Related Information

EPA/FTA

Regional Affairs / Colombia

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