March 02

2021

2-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What business opportunities does the Japanese Smart Farming Technology market offer to European SMEs? The Japanese agricultural sector faces many challenges: a low self-sufficiency rate in agricultural products, limited farmland, and the shrinking number and rising age of farmers (67 years in average). To tackle these problems, the Japanese government actively supports smart farming technologies through new laws and regulations, as well as various research and development projects. Thus, a decisive growth phase for the smart farming market in...

March 03

2021

03-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET 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 2020-21 and explain in practical terms the most...

March 04

2021

Japan-EU EPA practical business webinar with a Q & A format~ How to utilize the EPA ~ Two years have passed since the Japan-EU EPA came into effect in February 2019. For the past two years, some Japanese companies have faced practical challenges, such as certificates of origin (self-certification) not always being recognised by the national customs service in the EU, even though they were using the EPA scheme when exporting to the EU. To solve those issues, focusing on exports from Japan to the EU, Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office (TKAO), which has an EPA consultation...
Webinar

March 08

2021

March 12

2021

"Given the on-going coronavirus crisis, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation will organise another interactive and real-time online version of its World Class Manufacturing training course from 8 to 12 March 2021. This online training course is free of charge." Discover  Japan approach to World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan Visit the real "GEMBA" (i.e. production site in Japan) Meet senior Japanese industry leaders Since the...
Japan

March 09

2021

9-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What business opportunities does the Japanese biogas market offer to EU SMEs? What are the main challenges for a successful market entry? The share of Biogas in Japan’s energy mix, especially in comparison to other renewable energies such as solar energy, is still rather small. However, the biogas sector shows a steady and positive development and current policy strategies illustrate the increasing importance of biogas production in Japan. As the Japanese electricity market is now largely liberalised, a growing number of national and local...

March 10

2021

10-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET 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 2020-21 and explain in practical terms the most...

March 16

2021

16-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the EPA opportunities for EU exporters of Processed Agricultural Products (PAPs) to Japan? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU PAPs exporters to Japan.  Duties will be eliminated at the entry into force of the Agreement for important products such as mineral waters, cigarettes, cocoa powder, pectic substances, spirits, yeast and caseinates.  For other products such as uncooked spaghetti, esterified starches, food preparations, duties will be eliminated over periods between 6 to 11 years.  Sizeable tariff...

March 18

2021

The EU and Japan – A New way Forward Industrial transition towards green and digital economy EU Industry Days is Europe’s flagship annual event on industry. It serves as the main platform to discuss industrial challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of partners, also at international level. Japan and the EU have concluded an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which entered into force in February 2019. Together with a more general Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA), provisionally applied since the same...
Webinar

March 23

2021

23-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What business opportunities does the Japanese olive oil market offer to EU SMEs? Japan’s annual domestic production of olive oil is limited at about 45 tonnes (2020). Japan cannot meet the internal demand and imports more than 99% of the domestic consumption. In 2020, Japan imported about 70,000 tonnes. The EU supplies the majority of the imports; 96% of total imports in 2020. The main EU exporters are Spain and Italy that together have a market share of about 94%. The olive oil consumption is growing, although from a low level, and was...

March 25

2021

25-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How to increase synchronisation and cooperation on AI and related digital technologies in manufacturing, with higher global impact? The webinar will present the newly started H2020 project funded under the Information and Communication Technologies call. As such, the EU-Japan.AI project aims to support cooperation between EU and Japan in areas relevant for AI-driven innovation in manufacturing and digital industrial platforms. High impact will be based on using an online platform to enhance knowledge and information exchange between all the...

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Report: The Olive Oil Market in Japan Experts: Maths LundinPublication date: February...
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24/02/2021
24-02-21 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET 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...
23/02/2021
23-02-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the EPA opportunities for EU meat exporters to Japan? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU meat exporters to Japan.  Duties will be...