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
Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said Wednesday that India hopes to conclude a free trade or similar economic partnership agreement with Japan before it concludes one with China.
The Prime Ministers of India and Japan have directed the India-Japan Joint Study Group to consider the feasibility of an India-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
Japan and India took a first step to a possible free trade deal with an agreement to spend a year looking at the effects of a pact on the two major Asian economies.
Japan and India agreed Thursday to conclude in one year the ongoing dialogue on economic cooperation, which involves the possibility of signing a free trade agreement, Japan’s trade minister Shoichi Nakagawa said.