19-01-2022 | 10:30 - 11:30 CET

30-minute online training on what you should know about processes and procedures relating to EU exports to Japan. It covers trade and administrative rules and regulations relevant to EU businesses which are new to exporting as well as those which carry out regular, on-going businesses with Japan.

Focus is given to small and medium sized EU enterprises (SMEs) and to those sectors which offer growing opportunities to EU exports to Japan, i.e., food and health sectors.

Does your product meet Japanese standards – JIS and JAS?

The Japan Industrial Standards (JIS) and the Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) are the major national standards that businesses are required to meet in Japan. They are government-led voluntary standards and are widely taken as a competitive business determinant in both private and public sectors.  Accredited certifying bodies test, inspect and certify conformance with the Standards.

JIS are the national standards for mineral and industrial products, data, and services, and set types and quality, and standard values that businesses are required to meet in Japan.  JIS do not cover medicines, agricultural chemicals, chemical fertilizers, and foodstuffs & agricultural and forest products. As of March 2021, there are 10,912 active JIS, 6,321 or 58% of which correspond to international standards.

JAS are the national standards in the field of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and food industry.  JAS certify conformity with set standards of (1) products; (2) business entities, (3) performance evaluation and (4) terms relating to agriculture, forestry, fishery and food.  There are (a) general JAS for quality product; (b) specific JAS for specific production methods and for foods with distinctive characteristics; and (c) organic JAS which is a compulsory certification for organic producers to sell organic products in Japan.

The webinar targets EU small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

In 30 minutes from your desk, discover:

  • Japan Industrial Standard (JIS)
  • Product Liability Insurance
  • Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS)
  • Organic JAS Standards


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

Registration deadline: 18 January 2022

Speaker: Chieko Nakabayashi worked at the United Nations Industrial Development (UNIDO) in Vienna, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, and Japanese bilateral ODA agencies. She is currently a professor and a consultant, specialized in cross-border business development in industrial and agricultural sectors and cross-cultural business communications. 
Moderator: Pauline Laloux, Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office



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