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Thirteenth Round of Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement among Japan, China and the ROK

March 23, 2018

1. The thirteenth round of negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among Japan, China and the Republic of Korea (ROK) was held in Seoul from March 22 to 23.

2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Kazuyuki Yamazaki, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs (Chief Delegate), and representatives from other relevant Ministries attended the meeting. From the Chinese side, Mr. Wang Shouwen, Vice Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (Chief Delegate), and other representatives will attend the meeting. From the Korean side, Mr. Kim Youngsam, Deputy Minister for Trade & Investment of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea (Chief Delegate), and other representatives attended the meeting.

3. In this round of negotiations, areas such as Trade in Goods, Trade in Services, Investment, amongst others, were discussed.

4. The three countries will work towards holding the fourteenth round of negotiations in China.

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