Sectoral Study: Impact of the EU-Japan EPA on the Leather Products Market in Japan

Although Japan's domestic production of leather products has declined, the import of them into Japan has seen an increase; with the preferential tariff rates introduced for the leather products originating in the EU, which will ultimately be eliminated, the EPA presents opportunities for the EU producers of leather products in the EU to expand their exports to Japan.

This report aims to provide assistance to the EU producers in making use of this new business opportunity, by providing an overview of the market and the relevant laws and regulations.