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
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The pact is expected to open up access of Indian pharma companies to the Japanese drugs market. However sensitive farm products like rice have been kept out of the deal.
India on Tuesday moved one step closer to signing a free trade agreement with Japan as the Indian cabinet cleared the deal
A common platform of several farmers groups, the Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers Movements, has charged the Central government with complete lack of transparency on the implications of the proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement or CEPA with Japan and the inclusion of agriculture on its agenda.
Groups in India along with the Forum Against FTAs raise their voices as the Government of India gave an in-principle agreement to the CEPA with Japan in complete secrecy last week
The India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement will not call for any amendments to the existing intellectual property laws in either of the partner countries, according to government sources.
Asian economic powers Japan and India broadly agreed Thursday on a free trade deal that aims to reduce most tariffs between the two nations in a decade, Japanese foreign minister Katsuya Okada said.
India, Japan on Thursday discussed ways for early conclusion of their proposed bilateral free trade pact to liberalise commerce.
Senior government officials from Japan and India held talks Thursday in Tokyo to lay the groundwork for reaching a bilateral free trade agreement that would provide Japanese goods and services greater access to the world’s second-most populous market.
India and Japan are likely to sign an ambitious bilateral market opening pact to enhance their $10.4 billion trade during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to that country in October.
Japan and India are expected to reach a bilateral free trade agreement by the end of this year, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.