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

The eighth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Kyoto, from June 8 to 13.

  1. The Eighth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Kyoto, from June8 to 13.
  2. 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 will attend the meeting.
  3. In this round of negotiations, the meetings of the Trade Negotiating Committee, in which senior officials will participate, and of working groups on Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Investment, Economic and Technical Cooperation, Intellectual Property, Competition, and Legal and Institutional Issues, as well as the expert meeting on electronic commerce are scheduled to be held, and the scope and method of negotiations, amongst others, will be discussed.

Release date

June 4, 2015

Division in Charge

Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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