The EPA BETWEEN the EU and Japan should boost trade in goods and services and create many opportunities for EU SMEs: tariffs on more than 90% of Japan`s imports from the EU will be abolished as soon as the EPA comes into force. This will cover a wide range of sectors: agriculture and food, manufactured goods (including textiles, clothing, etc.), as well as forestry and fishing. In addition, non-tariff barriers to motor vehicles, medical devices and “quasi-drug” sectors are expected to be significantly reduced. Finally, the agreement will facilitate the export of services to the Japanese market and will affect a considerable number of sectors, from telecommunications to postal services to the financial sector. Market Access Database:madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htmmadb.europa.eu/madb/fta_japan_overview.htm After seven years of entry into force in Tokyo in October 2014, the two countries have agreed to deepen their free trade agreement. Chile and Japan announced their intention to discuss the possibility of negotiating a free trade agreement on 22 November at the 2004 APEC summit in Santiago, Chile. Following the evaluation of the results of the Chile-Japan Joint Task Force (JSG), which held four meetings, the two countries announced their intention to begin on 18 November 2005 in Seoul, Korea, at the APEC Heads of State Meeting. The Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement between Chile and Japan was signed on March 27, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. Mr Jean Lei?re, President of MEDEF | Commission for Access to the External Market and advisor to the President of BNP Paribas; Adrian van den Hoven, Director of International Affairs of the European Economy; Jean-Marie Paugam, Deputy Executive Director of the International Trade Center (ITC); Denis Redonnet, Head of WTO Unit, DG Trade, European Commission; And Dr. Patrick Messerlin, Director, GEM, and Professor of Economics, Sciences Po.
Topics included each country`s position on the TPP, as well as the impact of the TPP and other important free trade agreements on world trade and European businesses. The EPA/EIE between the EU and Japan was also at the top of the agenda. On 8 and 9 March, the Japan Foreign Trade Organisation (JETRO) organised a seminar in Brussels and London, the Eu-Japan Business Seminar – Future visions of EU-Japan partnerships for economic growth. Intellectuals from science, economics and governments in Europe and Japan gave lectures on the EU-Japan Agreement on Economic Integration (EIS). [The agreement is also called the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) or Free Trade Agreement (EPA). In order to raise public awareness of the opportunities offered by this agreement and to help EU SMEs use them, the EU-Japan Centre has set up a CEPOL assistance service to help and help EU SMEs find relevant information. Learn more about exporting European food and drink to Japan as part of our EPA tax trade agreement? Agri-food trade statistics:ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/food-farming-fisheries/farming/documents/documents/agrifood-japan_en.pdf On March 25, 2012, Canada and Japan began negotiations for a free trade agreement. The first round of negotiations of the Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was held November 26-30, 2012 in Tokyo, Japan. The second and third rounds took place April 22-26 in Ottawa, Canada, and July 8-12 in Tokyo, Japan. The fourth round of negotiations took place in Ottawa from November 12-14, 2013. The fifth round of negotiations for the Canada-Japan epa was held March 24-28, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.
The sixth round of negotiations on the Canada-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement was held in Ottawa, Canada, July 28-31, 2014. The seventh round of negotiations on the Japan-Canada Economic Partnership Agreement was held in Tokyo from November 17 to 21, 2014. You can also visit the website of the Helpdesk European Commission – DG Commerce, which gives an overview of the specific provisions of the agreement.