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Japan | Brussels, 8 December 2017 - Updated on 18 April 2018

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement: texts of the agreement

Details of the published chapters



The negotiations between the EU and Japan on the Economic Partnership Agreement (the EPA) have been finalised and the legal revision of the texts has been completed. In view of the Commission's transparency policy, we are hereby publishing the texts of the EPA as they stand after the legal revision. The texts are published for information purposes only and may undergo further modifications.

The texts will be binding upon the Parties under international law only after completion by each Party of its internal legal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the Agreement.

Full agreement (body text)


Annexes (only the existing Annexes are listed):


(NB: All tariff lines not specifically mentioned in the EU and in the Japanese schedules will be duty-free at the entry into force of the agreement)

Part 1 and 2         EU schedules / Japan schedules (1) and Japan schedules (2)

Part 3

Part 2 B to E

Annex 3

Annex 6 Food additives

Annex 8

Annex 10 Government procurement

Annex 14

Annex 23 Joint declaration

Agreement in Principle

The agreement in principle – shared with the EU’s Member States and the European Parliament in July of 2017 when a political agreement was reached, this document sets out what is in the agreement