The European Business Council (EBC) is the trade policy arm of 15 European National Chambers of Commerce and Business Associations in Japan and has been working to improve the trade and investment environment for European companies in Japan since 1972.
The EBC published its annual document on the Japanese regulatory business environment last July.
This year's White Paper is called "Strengthening partnerships – in crisis and opportunity alike" . The opportunity is of course referring to the EU-Japan EPA that entered into force on February 1, 2019. Unfortunately, at the same time the COVID -19 crisis struck the world. EBC is confient that the European and Japanese economies and companies will continue to prosper.