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Policy Proposals  Trade, Investment, EPA/FTA Call for the Realization of Trade Policies for the New Era -- Focus on Reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO) --

(Provisional translation)
January 22, 2019


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  1. 1. Emerging Trade Friction under the Current WTO
  2. 2. Reforms of Systems for the Restoration of WTO's Functions
    1. (1) Reinvigorating trade liberalization and rule-making functions
      1. Promotion of new methods of trade liberalization and rule-making
        1. Electronic commerce
        2. Other liberalization and rule-making approaches
      2. Reinforcement of disciplines for the promotion of a level playing field
      3. Elevation of EPA/FTA disciplines to the WTO
      4. Active promotion of plurilateral negotiation (approach for sector-specific negotiation among several countries)
      5. Definition of developing countries and clarification of special and differential treatment
      6. Expansion of Secretariat support for the advancement of negotiations
    2. (2) Strengthening of implementation monitoring function
      1. Strengthening of disciplines regarding notification requirements (subsidies, trade remedies)
      2. Active utilization and reinforcement of activities of regular committees, etc.
    3. (3) Reform of the dispute settlement system
  3. 3. Promotion of Economic Partnerships, etc. to Supplement the WTO
  4. 4. Roles of Japan and its Business Sector

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