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

May 2, 2013
  1. The first round of negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, from May 9 to 13.
  2. From the Japanese side, Mr. Yasushi Masaki, 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 concerning issues such as Trade in Goods, Trade in Services and Investment 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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