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  1. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: services: exceptions
    • Abstract: Read the chapter on the issue (text within brackets is subject to further agreement by the Parties.)
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  2. Japan: EU-Japan EPA What's in the agreement
    • Abstract: What are the key elements covered by the agreement?
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  3. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: Dispute Settlement
    • Abstract: The objective of this Chapter is to establish an effective and efficient mechanism for settling disputes between the Parties concerning the interpretation and application of this Agreement with a view to reaching a mutually agreed solution.
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  4. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement - Factsheet on market access
    • Abstract: Japan is the world's fourth largest economy. With a population of 127 million, its economy is about one third larger than Germany's. Japan is the EU's second biggest trading partner in Asia after China.
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  5. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: chapter on trade remedies
    • Abstract: Consolidated Text related to Trade Remedies (antidumping and safeguard measures)
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  6. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: services: Entry and temporary stay of natural persons
    • Abstract: This Chapter reflects the strengthened trade relationship between the Parties as well as the desire of the Parties to facilitate entry and temporary stay of natural persons for business purposes on a reciprocal basis and to ensure transparency of the process.
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  7. Japan: EU-Japan Economic Partnership agreement: the Agreement in principle
    • Abstract: Read a summary of the EPA agreement between the EU and Japan
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  8. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement - Factsheet on precautionary principle
    • Abstract: The precautionary principle is essentially used as a way of managing risks, such as risks to public health.
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  9. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement - Factsheet on public procurement
    • Abstract: Every year, national, regional and municipal governments in Japan and the EU procure – or buy – goods and services worth billions of euros from private companies. They issue public contracts or tenders which companies then bid for.
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  10. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement - Factsheet on sustainable development
    • Abstract: The EU is committed to ensuring its trade policy and trade agreements support sustainable development. The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement is no exception: it will uphold existing EU social, consumer protection and environmental standards in the same way as other recent EU trade agreements, including the deals with Canada (CETA) and Vietnam.
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  11. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement: chapter on Technical Barriers to Trade
    • Abstract: The objectives of this Chapter are to facilitate and increase trade in goods between the Parties by ensuring that technical regulations, standards and conformity assessment procedures do not create unnecessary obstacles to trade, by enhancing joint cooperation between the Parties
    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  12. Japan: EU-Japan Economic partnership agreement – Infographic on agriculture
    • Abstract: Facts and figures on how European farmers will benefit from the agreement
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    • 6 July 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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