March 10

2021

10-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which entered in force on 1 February 2019, and we are seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan.  But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices. This is a series of online training which presents the latest market information available in 2020-21 and explain in practical terms the most...

March 09

2021

9-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What business opportunities does the Japanese biogas market offer to EU SMEs? What are the main challenges for a successful market entry? The share of Biogas in Japan’s energy mix, especially in comparison to other renewable energies such as solar energy, is still rather small. However, the biogas sector shows a steady and positive development and current policy strategies illustrate the increasing importance of biogas production in Japan. As the Japanese electricity market is now largely liberalised, a growing number of national and local...

March 09

2021

~ Financing for 2050 carbon neutral ~ Japan and the EU now have a common goal of "2050 carbon neutral," and both industries are interested in how to finance their investments towards this goal. The EU is independently promoting the standardization of sustainable finance, but, toward the common goal of carbon neutral, to exchange opinions on the future direction of sustainable finance by four panelists from Japan and the EU is expected in this webinar. The purpose of this seminar is to have discussions/dialogues regarding sustainable finance with a view to making good,...

March 08

2021

March 12

2021

"Given the on-going coronavirus crisis, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation will organise another interactive and real-time online version of its World Class Manufacturing training course from 8 to 12 March 2021. This online training course is free of charge." 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 Visit the real "GEMBA" (i.e. production site in Japan) Meet senior Japanese industry leaders Since the...
Japan

March 04

2021

Japan-EU EPA practical business webinar with a Q & A format~ How to utilize the EPA ~ Two years have passed since the Japan-EU EPA came into effect in February 2019. For the past two years, some Japanese companies have faced practical challenges, such as certificates of origin (self-certification) not always being recognised by the national customs service in the EU, even though they were using the EPA scheme when exporting to the EU. To solve those issues, focusing on exports from Japan to the EU, Tokyo Kyodo Accounting Office (TKAO), which has an EPA consultation...
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March 03

2021

03-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which entered in force on 1 February 2019, and we are seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan.  But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices. This is a series of online training which presents the latest market information available in 2020-21 and explain in practical terms the most...

March 02

2021

2-03-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What business opportunities does the Japanese Smart Farming Technology market offer to European SMEs? The Japanese agricultural sector faces many challenges: a low self-sufficiency rate in agricultural products, limited farmland, and the shrinking number and rising age of farmers (67 years in average). To tackle these problems, the Japanese government actively supports smart farming technologies through new laws and regulations, as well as various research and development projects. Thus, a decisive growth phase for the smart farming market in...

February 24

2021

24-02-21 | 10:30 - 11:00 AM CET Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which entered in force on 1 February 2019, and we are seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan.  But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices. This is a series of online training which presents the latest market information available in 2020-21 and explain in practical terms the most...

February 23

2021

23-02-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET 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...

February 18

2021

In its ongoing efforts to help European SMEs to access the Japanese market, the EU-Japan Centre is co-organising "Export Support" webinars and workshops in cooperation with the EU member organisations of Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) (https://een.ec.europa.eu/). These webinars and/or workshops may include the following: - Sectorial information: sectors, considered for these webinars and/or workshops, are those covered by the EPA and of high potential benefits for EU SMEs, notably food & beverages, textile, footwear & leather (https://www.eu-japan.eu/epa-helpdesk...

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20/04/2021
This webinar offers practical guidance to EU-based organisations that are considering investing in expatriate assignments as a means towards exploring and exploiting business opportunities in Japan.
21/04/2021
A series of three webinars is scheduled to inform on certification process and procedures to comply with the Organic Japan Agriculture Standards (or JAS).

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