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is a joint venture co-financed by the European Commission and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Its aim is to foster the development of industrial cooperation between companies from both regions through training programmes for businesspeople, for EU and Japanese students and researchers, and through information services and an industrial dialogue. This quarterly newsletter is produced by the EUbased office of the EU-Japan Centre, and is primarily intended to provide EU/Japan-related news.

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From EU

EU-Japan EPA Progress Report

EU-Japan EPA Progress Report

The European Commission released in August an "EU-Japan EPA progress report between 1 Feb 2019 – 31 Jan 2020".<br />This report assesses the current state of the EPA implementation as well as Japan's compliance with the agreement.<br />The report highlights: (i) discussions and outcomes of the specialised committees and working groups established under the EPA ("Specialised Committee(s)" and "Working Group(s)", respectively),(ii) amendments to Japanese laws, regulations, and practices that reflect the commitments made by Japan in the EU-Japan EPA or are otherwise noteworthy, (iii) non-legislat...

Sectoral Study: Impact of the EU-Japan EPA on the Leather Products Market in Japan

Although Japan's domestic production of leather products has declined, the import of them into Japan has seen an increase; with the preferential tariff rates introduced for the leather products originating in the EU, which will ultimately be eliminated, the EPA presents opportunities for the EU producers of leather products in the EU to expand their exports to Japan.This report aims to provide assistance to the EU producers in making use of this new business opportunity, by providing an overview of the market and the relevant laws and regulations.

Guide for EU Suppliers on Government Procurement in Japan

This guide was designed to assist companies in the European Union that seek to supply work, goods, or services to public entities in Japan through public procurement, or similar processes, following the entry into force of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, as provided therein.The guide explains the main changes in the scope of the government procurement activities introduced by the EU-Japan EPA and provides an overview of the strengthened transparency related rules.<br /><br />

From Japan

EU-Japan News

The Network News

The Network offers & requests

REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Fashion, clothing

A small Japanese tailor making fashion apparels and accessories using traditional Japanese indigo-dyed cotton seeks partners.

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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR: Housing

A Japanese manufacturer of heat insulating curtains is looking for EU partners.

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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Construction, domestic equipment

Japanese manufacturer of price-competitive smart toilets is seeking EU partners.

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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Industrial equipment

A Japanese rolling shutter door manufacturer is seeking EU partners.<br /><br />

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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Healthcare

Japanese company with expertise in sensor technology for usage in elderly care is looking for EU partners.

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REQUEST FOR DISTRIBUTOR OR AGENT: Medical device

Japanese medical device developer is seeking EU partners for its handheld magnetic probe used for breast cancer detection.

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Calendar

Date/location Details Contacts
12
Jan
2021
Online
EPA WEBINAR
EPA Webinar 28: Geographical Indications
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
19
Jan
2021
Online
WEBINAR ABOUT JAPAN
Webinar 162: Opportunities in the Computer Games Industry
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
21
Jan
2021
Online
EXPORT TO JAPAN ONLINE TRAINING
Export to Japan 9: Technical Regulations - Quasi-Drugs
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
26
Jan
2021
Online
EPA WEBINAR
EPA Helpdesk Webinar 29: Wines and Spirits & Beers
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
27
Jan
2021
Online
EXPORT TO JAPAN ONLINE TRAINING
Export to Japan 10: Technical Regulations - Beer
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
03
Feb
2021
Online
EXPORT TO JAPAN ONLINE TRAINING
Export to Japan 11: EU Advantages - Agriculture and Food Products: Pork & Dairy
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
09
Feb
2021
Online
EPA WEBINAR
EPA Helpdesk Webinar 30: Dairy Products
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
10
Feb
2021
Online
EXPORT TO JAPAN ONLINE TRAINING
Export to Japan 12: EU Advantages - Textiles
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Url
17
Feb
2021
Online
EXPORT TO JAPAN ONLINE TRAINING
Export to Japan 13: EU Advantages - Footwear & Leather
EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
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