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The Results of the Eighth Meeting of the Joint Committee Established under the Agreement between Japan and the United Mexican States for the Strengthening of the Economic Partnership

On October 16, 2014, the eighth meeting of the Joint Committee established under the Agreement between Japan and the United Mexican States for the Strengthening of the Economic Partnership (Japan-Mexico EPA) was held in Tokyo.

On October 16, 2014, the eighth meeting of the Joint Committee established under the Japan-Mexico EPA was held via TV conference.

The meeting was co-chaired by Mr. Toshiro Suzuki, Ambassador for International Economic Affairs, on the Japan side, and Mr. Francisco Leopoldo de Rosenzweig Mendialdua, Undersecretary of International Trade of Secretary of Economy, on the Mexico side.

Based on the agreement concluded at the leaders’ summit meeting held during Prime Minister Abe’s visit to Mexico in July 2014, the chairs welcomed the start of re-consultation on the Japan-Mexico EPA and also agreed to conduct the working-level coordination for the next meeting.

Both sides will exchange views on some of the products subject to bilateral negotiations in 2014, based on the provisions specified in the EPA, as well as on some products subject to the tariff quotas, an issue to be discussed in 2015, and also on other issues in which both sides are interested.

Notes:
1: Products to be negotiated in 2014: Pineapples, durum wheat, cane sugar, and other products
2: Products to be negotiated in 2015, subject to the tariff quotas: Beef, pork, chicken, oranges, orange juice, green tea, apples, and other products

Release Date

October 16, 2014

Division in Charge

Latin America and Caribbean Office, Trade Policy Bureau

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