Learn more about exporting European food and drink to Japan as part of our EPA tax trade agreement? It also includes obligations to comply with multilateral agreements and to ratify international labour organization (ILO) conventions. For more information: www.euronews.com/2019/11/01/expanding-trade-with-japan-find-out-how-on-business-planet 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 Japanese imports from the EU will be abolished when 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. EU-Japan trade: ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/japan/ The EU has negotiated an economic partnership agreement with Japan. 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. The EPO Helpdesk responds to requests to the EPO, organizes webinars and publishes fact sheets with a fact sheet and/or a practical guide on a particular topic or sector. On 17 July 2018, the European Union and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the largest trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU, which will create an open trade area of more than 600 million people. The agreement came into force on Friday, February 1, 2019. This agreement is particularly beneficial for French farmers and exporters: Japan is France`s sixth largest trading partner outside the European Union. Around 8,000 French companies are already exporting there, many for the first time exporters, and selling more than 6 billion euros worth of goods.

The Japanese market offers considerable potential for French products due to its size and the high standards of its consumers. The EU and Japan meet regularly to discuss issues and best practices in implementing the agreement. The agreement clearly promotes the fight against climate change and includes measures to combat climate change. It obliges both countries to implement the Paris Agreement. You can also visit the website of the Helpdesk European Commission – DG Commerce, which gives an overview of the specific provisions of the agreement. EU-Japan cooperation: ec.europa.eu/growth/industry/international-aspects/cooperation-governments/eu-japan_en In order to raise awareness of the opportunities offered by this agreement and to help EU SMEs exploit them, the EU-Japan Centre has set up a CEPOL assistance service to help and help EU SMEs search for relevant information. The Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and Japan, signed on 17 July 2018, came into force on 1 February 2019. At a time of growing trade tensions, this agreement sends an important signal to support open and mutually beneficial global trade based on high standards.