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

The seventeenth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Kobe City, Japan from February 27 to March 3.

  1. The seventeenth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Kobe City, Japan from February 27 to March 3.
  2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Keiya Iida, Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Tetsuya Watanabe, Director-General, Multilateral Trade System Department at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and representatives from other relevant ministries will attend the meeting.
  3. In this round of negotiations, meetings of the Trade Negotiating Committee, in which senior officials will participate, and negotiations on Trade in Goods, Trade in Services and Investment, as well as negotiations on other areas such as Rules of Origin, Intellectual Property, Competition, and Electronic Commerce are scheduled to be held.

Release date

February 22, 2017

Division in Charge

Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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