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Seventh Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to be held in Thailand

February 5, 2015

1. The seventh round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Thailand, from February 9 to 13.

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 will participate in 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, Intellectual Property, Competition, and Legal and Institutional Issues, as well as the expert meeting on electronic commerce are scheduled to be held, and the scope and method of negotiations, amongst others, will be discussed.

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