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Statement by Minister Motegi on the resumption of the negotiations on expansion of the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA)

October 10, 2013

  1. Based on the progress in the discussions at APEC Summit Meeting and Ministerial Meeting held in Bali, Indonesia, it was decided that the negotiations on the ITA expansion will be resumed. Japan will host the negotiations meeting in Geneva on October 21.
  2. Japan has continuously played an active role in supporting and advancing the ITA expansion negotiations, and as such, Japan welcomes these developments.
  3. Japan will continue to make a major contribution towards concluding the negotiations before the 9th WTO Ministerial (MC9) in Bali, Indonesia this December.

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Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau

Last updated:2013-10-10
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