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Japan | Brussels, 8 December 2017

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. In view of the Commission's transparency policy, we are publishing the texts of the EPA. The texts are published for information purposes only and may undergo further modifications following the process of legal revision, the so-called 'legal scrubbing'

 The texts will be confirmed upon signature and 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.

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