Notification for entry into force of the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership among Japan and Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

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The First Protocol to Amend the Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership among Japan and Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was signed by Japan on February 27, 2019, and by ASEAN Member States in March and April, 2019.

Article 8 of the Protocol stipulates that the Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date by which the notifications in writing that legal procedures necessary for entry into force of the Protocol have been completed have been made by the Governments of Japan and at least one ASEAN Member State.

Among ASEAN Member States, the Kingdom of Thailand (on July 5, 2019), the Republic of Singapore (on August 30, 2019), the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (on April 2, 2020) and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (on April 10, 2020) have already made such notifications.

In relation to an ASEAN Member State who will make such notification in the coming time, the Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date on which the notification is made.

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