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Japan | Brussels, 16 July 2018

Commission unveils new tool to show EU towns and cities exporting to Japan

Interested in what opportunities the EU’s trade deal with Japan might bring to your country or your home town?

Today, the European Commission published EU-Japan trade in your town, an interactive map showing towns and cities around Europe that export to Japan.

For example, Cork in Ireland ships pharmaceuticals, dairy products and chemicals to Japan, while the town of Páty in Hungary sends pork, self-checkout terminals and manicure products. The tool includes infographics for each EU country, detailing the number of exporting companies, the number of jobs supported by exports to Japan, a list of products exported from each member state, and other import/export statistics.

Today's publication follows a similar tool, CETA in your town, which showcases a sample of EU companies exporting to Canada. On Tuesday 17 July, EU leaders and Prime Minister Abe will sign the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement at the EU-Japan summit.

The deal will now be considered and voted upon by the European Parliament and the Japanese Diet. If these two parliaments ratify it before the end of this year, the agreement could be in place by early 2019.

More information

The EU-Japan Agreement In Focus

Current EU-Japan trade