Policy Proposals  Regional Affairs  Middle East and Affrica   Proposal for Strengthening Strategic Relations with the Gulf Countries in the Middle East Urgent Need to Resume Japan-GCC FTA Negotiations

December 13, 2022
Keidanren (Japan Business Federation)


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I. Importance of Strengthening Strategic Relations with the GCC Countries

  1. Securing Stable Energy Supply
  2. Expansion of Exports and Investment
  3. Contribution to Economic Growth and Solution of Social Problems

II. Improvement of Business Environment in the GCC Countries through the Conclusion of FTA

  1. Liberalization and Facilitation of Trade in Goods
  2. Liberalization of the Investment and Service Sectors
  3. Facilitation of Human Mobility
  4. Liberalization and Facilitation of e-Commerce
  5. Building the Legal Foundation
  6. Strengthening Cooperation in the Environmental and Energy Sectors