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Joint Press Release with the Ministry of Foreign AffairsSixth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

The sixth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was held in India, from December 1 to 5.

The sixth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was held in India, from December 1 to 5.

In this round of negotiations, the meetings of the Trade Negotiating Committee, in which senior officials participated, and of working groups on Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Investment, Economic and Technical Cooperation, Intellectual Property, Competition, and Legal and Institutional Issues were held, and the scope and method of negotiations, amongst others, were discussed. From the Japanese side, Mr. Naoki Ito, Deputy Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Toshiyuki Sakamoto, Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and representatives from other relevant ministries attended the meeting.

The next round of negotiations will be held in Thailand in February, 2015.

Release date

December 5, 2014

Division in charge

Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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