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Tenth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to be held in Korea

October 8, 2015

1. The tenth round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Busan, Korea from October 12 to 16.

2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Tatsuo Sato, 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, Legal and Institutional Issues, and Electronic Commerce are scheduled to be held, and the scope and method of negotiations, amongst others, will be discussed.

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