The aim of this factsheet is to explain to EU beer and spirits exporters the market access opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and in a brief overview, the relevant Rules of Origin and import procedures in Japan. This factsheet takes a close look at the market access in Japan regarding the different types of spirits and beers. It then focuses on the Rules of Origin under the EPA for these spirits and beer products. 
The aim of this factsheet is to explain to EU wine exporters the market access opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as well as and the recognition of oenological practices (OPs), and in a brief overview, the relevant Rules of Origin and import procedures in Japan.  To read the factsheet, please click here.
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To get the access to this report, please click here. Expert: Mr Michio MatsuzakiPublication date: February 2019
About the factsheet : The aim of this factsheet is to explain to EU exporters of products protected by EU geographical indications (GIs), the opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as regards such protection in Japan. To read the factsheet, please click here.
To get the access to this report, please click here. Expert: Dr Keith Jackson & Ms Makoto HashiguchiPublication date: February 2019
To get the access to this report, please click here. Expert: Ms Christine YolinPublication date: January 2019
Although European firms already have access to the Japanese government procurement market, through the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), the EU-Japan EPA will provide additional opportunities to gain Japanese government contracts. Japan has agreed to further open its government tenders to EU companies and to commit itself to lessening barriers, which were perceived as hampering competition on a level playing field with Japanese companies.