The EU-Japan EPA grants access to professionals beyond what is secured by GATS. There are no quotas for business visitors for establishment purposes, intra-corporate transferees or investors from the European Union entering Japan. Professionals of the EU covered by 8-B Annex III are generally tied to EU-based employers.
The authors of this report developed a series of tools and techniques for perfecting ways of navigating virtual communication and interaction with Japanese partners. At any stage in a business relationship and whatever the precise business format both European and Japanese companies will benefit from those insights into Japanese strategic and tactical thinking.
The aim of this report is to present an overview of trends and opportunities on the Japanese jewellery market, drawn from the experiences of European companies, and to deliver strategic insight, tactical guidance and real-life examples of how to succeed in the Japanese jewellery market.
Japan spends consistently over 3% of its GDP on R&D, of which some 70% come from industry. Concerning biotech-related R&D, more than half is directed towards pharmaceutical and medical goals, but agricultural, industrial and environmental biotech are recently getting more attention in view of a future “bioeconomy” based on “smart cells” and a better integration of biological and digital innovations.
Japan society has been late in digitisation, but the government tries to speed this up, among other things, to reduce the cost of health care. This is an excellent opportunity for EU companies with exciting solutions.
Three French companies – hydrogen taxi company Hype, industrial gas supplier Air Liquide, and energy supplier Idex – joined forces with Japanese car manufacturer Toyota Motor in 2019 to form HysetCo, a joint-venture determined to bring a change to the mobility landscape. Together, they deploy in Paris the world’s largest fleet of hydrogen taxis.
Would you like to start importing food or non-food stuffs from Japan, but are unsure what 'preferential tariff treatment', 'rules of origin' and 'HS codes' are? "How to Import using the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)" is a handbook for the EPA, can help you find your way and also point you to sources of help and information. The handbook includes straightforward explanations, step-by-step instructions, 3 case studies and other tips.
JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS April, 2021Legislation and Policy News METI and UAE cooperate in hydrogen field, signed MOU on building green hydrogen supply chain Ocean release of treated water from nuclear power plants, two years after Japan's greenhouse gas reduction target raised to "46% reduction in 2030" Add up to JP¥ 600,000 to Tokyo's "Zero Emission Vehicle" subsidy Start of operation of "heat stroke warning alert" announced with a heat index of 33 or higher
Cooperation between European and Japanese companies for joint projects in third markets is a growing and promising business that has been highlighted in previous reports. This report, based on substantial research with industry stakeholders, government officials and other organizations, aims to provide an overview of business opportunities and best practices for EU-Japanese projects in third markets with a focus on the digital economy.
JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWSFebruary-March, 2021Legislation and Policy News JCM's first credit issuance with Kenya 974 tons in solar power generation business Achieves unmanned platooning technology for trucks following trucks on highways Government decides to revise the Global Warming Countermeasures Promotion Law by Cabinet decision, "2050 Carbon Neutral" clarified

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Rie Arai
Researcher, Environment & Energy Research Division
Ken ASH
Director of Trade & Agriculture, OECD
Petr Bares
Managing Director

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26/10/2021 - 27/10/2021
Latest agenda updates available on the SPIPA website (CLICK) “Think global, act local”. In Japan and Europe, local stakeholders – clusters, cities, municipalities, regions, prefectures – are at…
26/10/2021
26-10-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CETIs there a large premium food market in Japan and is it worth the effort for EU companies? Especially now after the pandemic? Yes, in so many ways...Japan has a…