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Thirty-First Round of Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

July 7, 2020

The 31st Round of Negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held via video conference on July 9, 2020.

This conference will be held via video conference due to the current situation surrounding the novel coronavirus disease. Representing Japan at the meeting will be Dr. Tamura Akihiko, Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Mr. Yoshida Yasuhiko, Deputy Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; as well as representatives from other relevant ministries and agencies.

Reference: Outline of the RCEP

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed wide-area economic partnership under negotiations among ten ASEAN economies and six countries (Japan, China, ROK, Australia, New Zealand and India).

Division in Charge

Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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