Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bilateral Relations: Japan, Peru agree to discuss FTA

AFP reports Japan and Peru are to start talks on a free trade agreement between the two countries.

Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and Peruvian President Alan Garcia agreed in a telephone call to go ahead with the negotiations, Japan's foreign ministry said in a statement.

In November the two countries signed a bilateral accord on liberalisation and protection of investments, a core component of the potential trade deal.

It would be Tokyo's second such treaty with a South American country, following an earlier deal with Chile.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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