Following the productive Intersessional RCEP Ministerial meetings and ahead of the Third RCEP Ministerial meeting (24 August, Malaysia), officials focused on the guidelines for initial market access offers for goods. Officials commenced market access negotiations on services, with all countries having submitted their initial services offers. Fourteen countries have submitted investment reservation lists.
The Working Group on Electronic Commerce met for the first time. Discussions on telecommunications and financial services commenced and the first meeting of these Sub-Working Groups will commence at the next round in Busan, Korea (12-16 October 2015).