On 17 July 2018, the European Union and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the biggest trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU that will create an open trade zone covering over 600 million people.
The EU dairy sector is the second biggest agricultural sector in the EU, representing more than 12 % of total agricultural output.
The total value of the EU’s output of fruit and fresh vegetables at basic prices was EUR 57.5 billion in 2017. This represented 13.9 % of the value of all the agricultural goods and services produced in the EU.
A geographical indication is a name used to identify a product as originating in the territory of a particular country, region or locality where its quality, reputation or other characteristic is linked to its geographical origin.
Mode Four of GATS* may cover a wide range of persons, from high-level engineers to unskilled workers. In the FTA, Japan mainly commits with respect to highly qualified professionals.
The production capacity of Malt in the EU represented 9,683,650 tonnes in 2017 while the exports of malt production produced in the EU reached 2,438,644 tonnes this very year.
The meat sector is one of the most important in European Union agriculture. The European livestock sector is expected to benefit from world population and income growth, contributing to higher EU exports.
The EU-Japan EPA offers opportunities to EU businesses in the Japanese Government procurement market on top of those already available for foreign companies under the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA).
Origin is the ‘economic’ nationality of goods traded in commerce. It is the origin that determines the duties and taxes apply to a product when exported abroad. The EU-Japan EPA has established new provisions regarding the Rules of Origins.
Beer is a drink that has been enjoyed in communities across Europe for several thousand years.
The European Union is the World leading producer of wine. Between 2013 and 2017, the average annual production was 168 million hectolitres.