07-09-2021 | 10:30 - 11:30 CET

What to know before starting trade exchanges with Japan?

Even if you already export to some FTA-countries, you will need specific information if you intend to have trade with Japan as the EU-Japan EPA is very different from the other trade agreements concluded by the EU. This presentation will present you what to start with, and will put the focus on the main differences with former agreements. The aim is to explain how to work in practice and also to provide some useful links with trustworthy information.

For more information on the EPA Helpdesk, please click here.

This webinar targets European companies seeking to put, administratively, everything in place before exporting to Japan.

Topics covered during this webinar:

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • Where to find the legal base of the EPA between EU and japan
  • How to fill in the application form to obtain the status of "Registered exporter"
  • The different possibilities of proof of origin
  • How to issue the origin statement
  • What origin criteria codes must be mentioned in the origin statement
  • The cumulation possibilities with Japan
  • The layout of the Product specific rules (sufficient working rules) and the signification of the different abbreviations
  • Where and how to check the import duties on preferential origin goods.
  • Useful and trustworthy web-links


  • Introduction
  • Expert's presentation
  • Q&A Session

Registration deadline: 6 Septembre 2021

Speaker: Roger Teney, Fiscal expert - Belgian Customs and Excise Administration. Roger Teney has been dealing with preferential origin for more than 20 years, not only in his own country as a public servant, controlling and giving assistance to economic operators, but also in different foreign countries as a speaker in several preferential origin workshops organised by the EU Commission.
ModeratorPauline Laloux, Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office

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