14-10-2020 | 10:30 - 11:00 CET

What should you know when exporting to Japan on Japan Industrial Standards (JIS), Preferential Rules of Origin (RoO), and Intellectual Property Right (IPR)?

Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which entered in force on 1 February 2019, and we are seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan.  But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices.

This is a series of online training which presents the latest market information available in 2020 and explain in practical terms the most important things that EU companies should know when exporting to Japan so that the benefits of free trade can become more widely available to EU exporters for the second year of the EU-Japan EPA.

The topic of this online session is general rules on trade with Japan.

The session is targeted to: EU companies particularly SMEs seeking to know the general rules of trade with Japan.

Topics covered during this session:

In 30 minutes from your desk, you will understand:


  1. Japan Industrial Standards (JIS) and International Standards
  2. Rules of Origin (RoO) under EU-Japan EPA
  3. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) under EU-Japan EPA – protection of patent, test data, data transfer, product appearances, and agriculture and food products
  4. Japan’s GI for Imported Food Products


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

Registration deadline: 13 October 2020

Speaker: Chieko Nakabayashi
ModeratorPauline Laloux, Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office


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