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

The ninth round of negotiations (DG/DDG Meetings) on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among Japan, China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will be held in Hakone, Japan, on December 14-18.

The ninth round of negotiations (DG/DDG Meetings) on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among Japan, China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will be held in Hakone, Japan, on December 14-18.

From the Japanese side, Mr. Tatsuo Sato, Deputy Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Japan’s Co-Chair), Mr. Seiji Takagi, Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and representatives from other relevant Ministries will attend the meeting. From the Chinese side, Mr. Hong Xiao Dong, Deputy Director General, Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs, of the Ministry of Commerce, of the People's Republic of China (China’s Co-Chair), and other representatives will attend the meeting. From the Korean side, Ms. Yoo Myung hee, Director-General for FTA negotiations and East Asia FTA, of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea (Korea’s Co-Chair), and other representatives will attend the meeting.

In this meeting, various areas such as Trade in Goods, Investment, Trade in Services, Competition Policies, Intellectual Property, amongst others, will be discussed.

Release date

December 10, 2015

Division in charge

Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau

Related Information

EPA/FTA

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