JSEPAJapan-Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement
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1) JSEPA stands for Japan Singapore Economic Partnership Agreement, which was completed on January 13, 2002.
52) The JSEPA agreement, focused on trade liberalization and facilitation, is broad in scope and consistent with the rules of the WTO, specifically GATT Article XXIV:8, which calls for the inclusion of "substantially all the trade" between proposed FTA partners.
Substantively, however, JSEPA is not considered a hugely important agreement, but was rather meant to be an instrument through which the Japanese government could overcome its aversion to a regional or FTA policy as a whole.