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The governments of Japan and India started negotiating a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement in January 2007. They concluded the deal in 2011.

last update: May 2012


Highlights of documents signed between India and Japan
The India-Japan EPA/CEPA should cover, but may not be limited to trade in goods, trade in services, measures for trade promotion, facilitation and liberalisation of investment flows, measures for promoting economic cooperation in identified sectors and other areas for a comprehensive economic partnership between India and Japan.
Japan, India agree to begin trade talks
The leaders of Japan and India agreed Friday to start talks on forging a bilateral free-trade agreement within two years and to increase cooperation between the two countries’ navies and coast guards.
India-Japan resolve sticky trade issue ahead of PM’s visit
"Earlier, Japan wanted agriculture to be kept out of EPA but now it has agreed to include it. With this sticky issue having been resolved negotiations will now be launched," official sources said.
Japan, India to start EPA talks: official
Japan expects to gain agreement from India by the end of this year to start talks on a bilateral economic partnership agreement, a senior Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.
Conclude an Economic Partnership Agreement between Japan and India at an early date - Nippon Keidanren
A plea from the Japan Business Federation for a Japan-India FTA, outlining what the corporations would like it to provide.
Expert panel wants India, Japan economic pact to get cracking
A joint study group, which was set up during the Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s visit to India in 2005, has given the green signal for having a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between India and Japan.
Japan, India agree to launch FTA talks
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, agreed Monday that Japan and India will begin work to enter negotiations to conclude a free trade agreement between them.
India seeks Japanese investment
If you can’t beat them, join them. That seems to be India’s mantra in its attempt to get more Japanese investments in the manufacturing sector, with some companies using New Delhi’s bilateral trade agreements to use another country as an export base for the Indian consumer.
Japan may begin FTA talks with India as early as summer - report
The government will possibly this summer enter into negotiations with India on a bilateral economic partnership treaty, of which a free trade agreement (FTA) would form the core, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported, citing government sources.
Japan hopes for free trade talks with India by summer
Japan hopes to open talks with India by this summer on a free-trade agreement, which would open the way for Asia’s largest economy to invest more in the emerging giant, an official said Wednesday.