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Joint Press Release with the Ministry of Foreign AffairsFifth Round of Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among Japan, China and the ROK

The Fifth Round of Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among Japan, China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) was held in Beijing, China from September 1 to 5.

The fifth round of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among Japan, China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) was held in Beijing, China from September 1 to 5.

From the Japanese side, Mr. Yasumasa Nagamine, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs (Chief Delegate), Mr. Haruhiko Ando, Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and representatives from other relevant ministries attended the meeting. From the Chinese side, Mr. Wang Shouwen, Assistant Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (Chief Delegate), and other representatives attended the meeting. From the Korean side, Mr. Woo Taehee, Assistant Minister for Trade & Chief Negotiator for FTAs, of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea (Chief Delegate), and other representatives attended the meeting.

In this round of negotiations, various areas such as Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Investment, Competition Policies, Intellectual Property, amongst others, were discussed.

The three countries will work towards holding the next round of negotiations in Japan, in late November.

Release Date

September 5, 2014

Division in Charge

Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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