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.
Topics covered in the November issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・METI Launched "Fair M&A" Study Group・Clean Ocean Material Alliance to be Established・METI to Launch SDG Management / ESG Investment Study Group
Potential Opportunities of Collaboration between Japanese and European Firms By Jonathan Arias in the framework of the Minerva Fellowship Programme.
Topics covered in the October issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Municipalities Selected for Promoting Inward FDI・Winners of the FY 2018 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems Selected・Winners in the Eighth Robot Awards Program Announced・Interim Report on New Mobility Services Brought About by IoT and AI Released・METI to Launch Study Group on Encouraging Japanese Companies to Address International Initiatives on Climate Change