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Announcement of the results of the 8th Tripartite Round-table Meeting on Environmental Industry between China, Korea and Japan

November 7, 2008

The Ministry of the Environment hosted "The 8th Tripartite Round-table Meeting on Environmental Industry" between China, Korea, and Japan on November 5th and 6th in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The main themes were "Green Procurement", "Environmental Management", "Eco-labelling", and "Environmental Industry". The minutes of the meeting were adopted, and it was agreed upon to promote further cooperation. The next meeting is to be held in China next year.

< Background >
Based on the mutual agreement at the First Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting (TEMM) held between China, Korea and Japan in 1999 to cooperate in the fields of environmental industry and environmental technology, the first "Tripartite Round-table Meeting on Environmental Industry" was held in Seoul, Korea in 2001. The meetings have since been convened annually by the three countries in rotation.

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