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

December 6, 2014

1. The sixth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was held in India, from December 1 to 5.

2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Naoki Ito, Deputy Director-General, Economic Affairs Bureau of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and representatives from other relevant ministries attended the meeting.

3. In this round of negotiations, the meetings of the Trade Negotiating Committee, in which senior officials participated, and of working groups on Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Investment, Economic and Technical Cooperation, Intellectual Property, Competition, and Legal and Institutional Issues were held, and the scope and method of negotiations, amongst others, were discussed.

4. The next round of negotiations will be held in Thailand in February, 2015.

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