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Japan | Brussels, 6 July 2017

EU-Japan trade agreement: texts of the agreement in principle

Find here a summary of the agreement, explanatory factsheets, infographics and the published chapters

The agreement in principle – shared with the EU’s Member States and the European Parliament, this document sets out what is in the agreement



Chapter by chapter

The negotiations between EU and Japan on Economic Partnership Agreement are not concluded yet, therefore the published texts should be considered provisional and not final. In particular, the provisions which appear in brackets are still under negotiations. However, in view of the growing public interest in the negotiations, the texts are published at this stage of the negotiations. The texts are published for information purposes only and are without prejudice to the final outcome of the agreement between the EU and Japan. Any such texts become 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, and after the final texts are submitted and approved by the legislators.

EU proposals

Good Regulatory Practices and Regulatory Cooperation, published in March 2017