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Fourth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

March 27, 2014

1. The fourth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Nanning, China, from March 31 to April 4.

2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Kazutoshi Aikawa, Deputy Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and representatives from other relevant ministries will attend the meeting.

3. In this round of negotiations, the meetings of the Trade Negotiating Committee, in which senior officials will participate, and of working groups on Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Investment, Economic and Technical Cooperation, Competition and Intellectual Property are scheduled to be held, and the scope and method of negotiations, amongst others, will be discussed.

(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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