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

The third round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from January 20 to 24.

The third round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from January 20 to 24.

From the Japanese side, Mr. Yasushi Masaki, 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.

In this round of negotiations, the meetings of the Trade Negotiating Committee, in which senior officials will participate, and of working groups concerning issues such as Trade in Goods, Trade in Services and Investment are scheduled to be held, and the scope and method of negotiations, amongst others, will be discussed.

Release Date

January 16, 2014

Division in Charge

Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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