The second Negotiation Meeting to continue the formal negotiations on the Joint Implementation Agreement of the ITER project was held in Tokyo on 22 to 23 January 2002. The main subject of the meeting was a preliminary draft of the Agreement, which will govern the construction, operation and decommissioning on ITER. The participants – delegations from Canada, the European Union, Japan and the Russian Federation – also discussed the preparation of the basis for a site selection process, procurement allocation schemes and transitional arrangements towards the project implementation. The next Negotiation Meeting is scheduled for 19 to 20 March 2002 in Moscow.