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

The fifteenth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Tianjin, China from October 17 to 21.

  1. The fifteenth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Tianjin, China from October 17 to 21.
  2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Keiya Iida, Deputy Director-General of the Economic Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Takashi Hattori, Director for FTA/EPA Negotiations, Trade Policy Bureau 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

October 12, 2016

Division in Charge

Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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