12th Round of Negotiation - 26-29 May 2015 in Oslo

01/05/2015

Negotiating teams from EFTA and Vietnam met in Oslo from 26 to 29 May 2015 for a 12th round of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement.

Working groups addressed trade in goods, trade facilitation, rules of origin, trade remedies, technical barriers to trade, cooperation and capacity building, sustainable development, intellectual property rights, as well as legal, horizontal and institutional provisions. Investment and government procurement were among the topics discussed by chief negotiators. The working group on trade in services will meet in a separate session in a few weeks.

A detailed programme of follow-up work was agreed by delegations in preparation for the next round, foreseen to take place in Vietnam in October.

Source: WTO Center and Integration