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  1. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership on antitrust and mergers
    • Abstract: The Parties recognise the importance of fair and free competition in their trade and investment relations. The Parties acknowledge that anticompetitive practices have the potential to distort the proper functioning of markets and undermine the benefits of liberalisation of trade and investment...
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  2. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement – Infographic on why it matters
    • Abstract: Why does the agreement matters, what signal does it send to the rest of the world?
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  3. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement on sustainable development
    • Abstract: The Parties recognise the importance of promoting the development of international trade in a way that contributes to sustainable development, for the welfare of present and future generations, taking into consideration the Agenda 21 on Environment and Development of 1992,...
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  4. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement - Factsheet on regulatory cooperation
    • Abstract: Regulatory cooperation means that regulators from two different countries or regions get together to: share experiences and information, identify areas of mutual interest for joint work, work more closely together on developing international standards and discuss how to address issues arising when the two sides' regulations diverge or are incompatible.
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  5. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement - Factsheet on food safety and sanitary and phytosanitary measures
    • Abstract: Like the EU, Japan has some of the highest food safety standards in the world. For example, Japan does not allow the use of growth hormones in its beef production, and regulations controlling GMOs are of great importance to Japanese consumers.
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  6. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement - Factsheet on agriculture
    • Abstract: Japan is the fourth biggest market for EU agricultural exports. EU agricultural exports to Japan are worth more than 20 times those of Japan to the EU. But European firms face lots of trade barriers when exporting to Japan.
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  7. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: Corporate Governance
    • Abstract: The Parties acknowledge the importance of an effective corporate governance framework to achieve economic growth, through well-functioning markets and sound financial systems based on transparency, efficiency, trust, and integrity...
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  8. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement – Infographic on Fact and figures
    • Abstract: Key facts and figures on the agreement
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  9. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: Capital Movements , payments and transfers
    • Abstract: Without prejudice to other provisions of this Agreement, the Parties shall allow, in freely convertible currency, and in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of the Agreement of the International Monetary Fund, as applicable, any payments and transfers with regard to transactions on the current account of the balance of payments between the Parties.
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  10. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: Investment
    • Abstract: This Chapter shall apply to measures adopted or maintained by a Party with regard to the establishment or operation of economic activities by: (a) investors of the other Party; and (b) covered investments; and (c) for the purposes of Article [x6] ...
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  11. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: services: Regulatory framework
    • Abstract: The following disciplines apply to measures by the Parties relating to licencing requirements and procedures, qualification requirements and procedures and technical standards that affect: (a) the cross-border supply of services as defined in Article (X) (Definitions);...
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  12. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: Trade in Services, General provisions
    • Abstract: The Parties, reaffirming their respective commitments under the WTO Agreement and their commitment to create a better climate for the development of trade and investment between the Parties, hereby lay down the necessary arrangements for the progressive and reciprocal liberalisation of trade in services and investment and for cooperation on e-commerce.
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  13. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership on subsidies
    • Abstract: The Parties recognise that subsidies can be granted by a Party when they are necessary to achieve a public policy objective, however, certain subsidies have the potential to distort the proper functioning of markets and undermine the benefits of liberalisation of trade and investment. In principle, subsidies should not be granted by a Party when it finds that they have or could have a significantly negative effect on trade and investment interests.
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  14. Japan: EU-Japan Economic Partnership agreement: MEMO
    • Abstract: Read the details of the agreement
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  15. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: chapter on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (animal and plant health)
    • Abstract: The objectives of this Chapter is to protect human, animal or plant life or health through the development, adoption and enforcement of sanitary and phytosanitary (hereinafter referred to as “SPS”) measures while minimizing negative effects of SPS measures on trade between the Parties...
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  16. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: chapter on Customs and Trade Facilitation
    • Abstract: The objectives of this Chapter are: promoting trade facilitation for goods traded between the Parties while ensuring effective customs controls, taking into account the evolution of trade practices...
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  17. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: services: Cross border trade in services
    • Abstract: This Chapter shall apply to measures adopted or maintained by a Party affecting cross-border trade in services by service suppliers of the other Party.
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  18. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
    • Abstract: The Parties recognise the importance of the provisions of this Chapter as well as other provisions in this Agreement that seek to enhance cooperation between the Parties on SME issues or that otherwise may be of particular benefit to SMEs.
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  19. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: services: Electronic commerce
    • Abstract: The Parties recognise that electronic commerce contributes to economic growth and increases trade opportunities in many sectors. The Parties also recognise the importance of facilitating the use and development of electronic commerce...
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  20. Japan: EU-Japan trade agreement - Exporters stories

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