Sub-section 4 of Chapter 8 of the EU-Japan EPA sets out the principles for regulatory framework for provision of telecommunication services. As per the language in Chapter 7 on technical barriers to trade, standards issued by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), are generally followed, except when such standards or relevant parts of them would be ineffective or inappropriate for the fulfilment of the legitimate objectives pursued.
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The complete text of the EPA, and Annexes can be found on the following website of the European Commission: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1684.
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