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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

Chapter-by-chapter

Disclaimer

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):

ANNEX 2-A TARIFF ELIMINATION AND REDUCTION

Part 1 and 2

Part 3

Part 2 B to E

Annex 2-B List of goods referred to in articles 2.15 and 2.17

Annex 2-C Motor vehicles and parts

Appendix 2-C-1 UN Regulations applied by both Parties

Appendix 2-C-2 UN Regulations applied by one of the Parties and not yet considered by the other Party

Annex 2-D Facilitation of shochu export

Annex 2-E Facilitation of wine product export

Annex 3

Annex 3-A Introductory notes to product specific rules of origin

Annex 3-B Product specific rules of origin

Appendix 3-B-1 Provisions related to certain vehicles and parts of vehicles

Annex 3-C Information referred to in article 3.5

Annex 3-D Text of the statement on origin

Annex 3-E On the Principality of Andorra

Annex 3-F On the Republic of San Marino

Annex 6 Food additives

Annex 8-A REGULATORY COOPERATION ON FINANCIAL REGULATION

Annex 8-B SCHEDULES FOR CHAPTER 8

Annex I RESERVATIONS FOR EXISTING MEASURES

Annex II RESERVATIONS FOR FUTURE MEASURES

Annex III BUSINESS VISITORS FOR ESTABLISHMENT PURPOSES, INTRA-CORPORATE TRANSFEREES, INVESTORS AND SHORTTERM BUSINESS VISITORS

Annex IV CONTRACTUAL SERVICE SUPPLIERS AND INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS

Appendix IV Limitations of business activities of contractual service suppliers and independent professionals in Japan

Annex 8-C UNDERSTANDING ON MOVEMENT OF NATURAL PERSONS FOR BUSINESS PURPOSES

Annex 10 GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT

Annex 14-A LAWS AND REGULATIONS OF THE PARTIES RELATED TO GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

Annex 14-B LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS

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