June 11

2019

What are the EPA opportunities for EU meat exporters to Japan? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU meat exporters to Japan.  Duties will be gradually phased out for pork meat and processed pork meat, as well as for poultry meat.  For beef meat duties will reduced from almost 40 to 9% over 15 years. This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk. Each webinar will address a different topic or sector and will look at the changes the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will make and the opportunities it will create. Each...

June 06

2019

½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EUIn cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture. The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with coaching experience at all levels of corporate hierarchy from normal employees to top leadership, the workshops covers the following points: Japanese Business EtiquetteGeneral...

June 04

2019

04-06-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How can managers in EU-based SMEs achieve clear and confident outcomes in their negotiations with Japanese business partners? Earlier Webinars in this series have illustrated how Japanese and European business cultures differ. In European cultures it is normal for people to express individual preferences and concerns directly and explicitly, while in Japan there is a shared expectation that these should be stated indirectly and implicitly, perhaps in order to avoid causing embarrassment or conflict. In Europe, parties to business...

May 29

2019

½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EUIn cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to introduce European companies to the basic principles of Japanese business culture. The goal of the workshops is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. Led by an expert consultant with coaching experience at all levels of corporate hierarchy from normal employees to top leadership, the workshops covers the following points: Japanese Business EtiquetteGeneral...

May 28

2019

28-05-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How can EU-based SMEs prepare effectively for hosting a business delegation from Japan? After having invested time, money and other resources into making initial contact and subsequently developing the basis for a business relationship with partners in Japan, one objective commonly shared by managers in European small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is to invite their Japanese partners to their ‘home base’ in Europe. One potential gain in having such an invitation accepted is that the relationship between partners becomes more solid and...

May 27

2019

27-05-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET The number of patent applications from Europe filed at the JPO was over 20,000, which accounts for more than a third of the total number of patent applications filed at the JPO from overseas (2017).  Even if your patent is successfully granted, are you ready to enforce your patent rights in an efficient way?  If your patent is infringed, how should you counter this?  How should you take proper precautions in order to prevent infringement?  We will introduce these measures based on the practice and systems in Japan from the viewpoint of...

May 21

2019

What are the EPA opportunities for EU dairy exporters to Japan? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU dairy exporters to Japan.  Duties will be gradually phased out for hard cheeses and a tariff quota will allow for duty free access as from 1/4/2033 for fresh cheeses.  Import market access improvement also for other dairy products such as butter, whey products and skimmed milk powder. This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk. Each webinar will address a different topic or sector and will look at the changes the EU-...

May 20

2019

May 31

2019

A 2-week mission to Japan to get an in-depth understanding of how to do business in Japan Are you a Start-Up or a SME (small medium enterprise)? Do you wish to gain in-depth insight into the Japanese business environment? Do you require a better understanding of your Japanese partners/competitors? Do you need to learn more about Japanese management practices? Are you about to be transferred to Japan? Are you considering venturing into the Japanese market? ABOUT THE MISSION Since 1987, more than 600 companies across Europe have benefited from knowledge and concrete...
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May 15

2019

The 21st annual meeting of the EU-Japan Business Round Table (BRT) will take place in Brussels on Wednesday, 15 May 2019. The BRT has more than 50 members - senior executives from leading EU and Japanese companies / business organisations. They meet annually, together with senior representatives of the Japanese and EU Authorities to discuss issues of common interest affecting industry and broader society, and to agree detailed recommendations which will be submitted to the EU and Japanese Authorities. The 2019 meeting will address a wide range of issues: Future EU-Japan...

May 14

2019

14-05-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET How can EU-based SMEs that have invested in a business trip to Japan follow up on and gain a return from this investment? One of the challenges that managers face after returning from an overseas business trip is to identify which of the meetings and conversations at (for example) a trade fair, Expo or conference should be prioritised and followed up on. The return from business trips in Japan can be especially challenging in this regard: not only are there the many business cards to sort through and organise, there is the challenge to...

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What are the EPA opportunities for EU exporters of Processed Agricultural Products (PAPs) to Japan? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU PAPs exporters to Japan.  Duties will...
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Discover  Japan approach to World-Class Manufacturing Learn how Japanese firms achieve superior production standards Focus on the latest trends by visiting the top manufacturing plants in Japan...

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EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #66 June 2019The Centre is pleased to present to you...
April 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the April issue:LEGISLATION AND...
March 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the March issue:LEGISLATION AND...
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