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EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) - Meetings and documents

The European Commission will publish the agendas (when available) of the committees set up by the EU-Japan EPA, as well as reports and other documents in order to inform about the different steps of the EPA implementation process. This is part of its commitment to a more transparent and inclusive trade and investment policy.

The Commission will publish provisional agenda's agreed by both sides ahead of the meetings. The final version will be uploaded after each meeting.

EPA Joint Committee, specialised committees and dialogues

Joint Committees
Rules of procedure

Decisions adopted by the EPA Joint Committee

  • Decision 1, 10 April 2019 (rules of procedure, mediation, arbitrators)

1st meeting – 10 April 2019: Agenda | Joint Minutes

Committee on Trade in Goods

1st meeting – 14 November 2019: Agenda | Joint Minutes

Committee on Rules of Origin and Customs-Related Matters

1st meeting – 26 June 2019: Agenda | Joint Minutes | Conclusions

Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

1st meeting – 28-30 October 2019: Agenda | Joint Minutes

Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade

1st meeting – 15 November 2019: Agenda | Report

Committee on Trade in Services, Investment Liberalisation and Electronic Commerce

1st meeting – 13 November 2019: Agenda | Joint Minutes

Committee on Government Procurement

1st meeting - 27 November 2019: Agenda | Joint Minutes

Committee on Intellectual Property

1st meeting – 28 November 2019: Agenda | Joint Minutes

Committee on Trade and Sustainable Development 

1st meeting – 29-30 January 2020: Agenda | Joint Minutes

Joint Dialogue with Civil Society Organisations

Meeting on 31 January 2020: Agenda

Committee on Regulatory Cooperation

1st meeting – 20 January 2020: Agenda | Joint Minutes

Committee on Agricultural Cooperation

1st meeting – 22 July 2019: Agenda | Conclusions

Working Group on Wine

  • Decision no.1/2019 of the Working Group on Wine (import certificates)
  • Decision no. 2/2019 of the Working Group on Wine (contact points)

1st meeting – 1 February 2019: Agenda and minutes

Working Group on Motor Vehicles and Parts

1st meeting – 11 November 2019: Agenda  | Joint Minutes 


Negotiating and approval process