January 31

2020

31-01-20 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM CET Horizon Europe is a planned 7-year European Union scientific research initiative meant to succeed the current Horizon 2020 program. The European Commission drafted and approved a plan for the Horizon Europe to raise EU science spending levels by 50% over the years 2021-2027. As of April 2019 the Commission proposes €94.1 billion for Horizon Europe – due to launch in 2021 – up from €77 billion for the current Horizon 2020. The Japanese government might budget about €10 million a year for greater scientific cooperation with the European Union...

January 28

2020

28-01-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can an EU exporter of fruit and vegetables use the important EPA concessions to export his products to Japanese markets? Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables to Japan. As a result, EU fruit and vegetables will have since the entry into force of the Agreement an important competitive advantage on the Japanese markets. 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...

January 21

2020

21-01-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the specificities of Japanese food market?  How can your programme adapt to the specificities? This webinar is restricted to CHAFEA members only.  In 40 minutes from your desk, discover:  The size and characteristics of Japanese food market Specificities of Japanese Food Market Safety and quality Product orientation Competition for EU Food Products Logistics and distribution Engineering and redesigning EU Food Products Promoting and Advertising EU Food Products Learning from Good Practice Programme: Introduction Expert’s...

January 14

2020

14-01-20 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are the business opportunities in Japan’s public healthcare and what you need to do to become a supplier? While a large portion of Japan’s healthcare system is privately managed, about 30% of Japan’s healthcare facilities are publicly-administered. These range from advanced university hospitals and research facilities to municipal hospitals and clinics. Public organisations are required to procure their goods and services through (often competitive) public procurement procedures.  With the conclusion of the EPA, the number of public...

December 10

2019

The twenty-sixth Lean in Europe visit to the BMW Group Plant Berlin took place on Tuesday, 10th December 2019 and addressed 'Design for Manufacture & Assembly' (DFMA) and 'Preventing waste preventatively - not eliminating it retrospectively'. The BMW Group Plant in Berlin produces 26 of BMW's 30 motorbike models (each model has numerous possible variations), all the bikes are produced to order. After being introduced five years ago, DFMA is now well-established at BMW Berlin. It is used from development to production and is used to permanently reduce production costs...
BMW Group Plant Berlin

December 05

2019

05-12-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the EPA agri-food preferences offered within Tariff Rate Quotas? The EPA is offering tariff concessions within 25 agri-food related Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQs). Knowledge about the functioning of these TRQs increases related export potentials. 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 webinar will be accompanied by a...

December 03

2019

Overview: Connectivity is a megatrend of the 21st century. Rapidly growing interdependence between countries provides unprecedented opportunities for the well-being, safety and resilience of countries and societies. Against this background, the EU and Japan have built strong ties between them with the EPA and the SPA. With the Connectivity agreement, signed by PM Abe and President Juncker in Brussels on 27 September 2019, they are also strengthening what the EU and Japan can do together on the global scene to ensure synergies and complementarity between their respective cooperation with partner third countries.
Delegation of the European Union to Japan

November 29

2019

29-11-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET Does the Japanese market's leadership in blockchain technology offer opportunities for EU businesses? Japan has set itself apart as an early adopter of blockchain technology, despite the Mt Gox debacle in 2014. The development of blockchain technology has taken on two distinct approaches: a financial one, with a flourishing regulated trading market, and the corporate one, with several leading technology companies investing heavily in blockchain businesses.The talk will give an overview of the evolution s in the Japanese blockchain industry,...

November 28

2019

28-11-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET When do I have to pay Consumption Tax when I do business with Japan? Do I have to pay Consumption Tax? How can I get paid consumption tax back? How to deal with Consumption Tax when doing business with or in Japan is a question that is often asked to JTPP Helpdesk’s experts, as Japan’s CT operates rather differently from the EU VAT regime. In this webinar, Tokyo-based tax attorney Mrs. Hiroko Koido gave an outline of the rules regarding Consumption Tax in Japan, discussed the changes after the CT increase to 10% from October 1st and...

November 27

2019

November 28

2019

The 25th Lean in Europe visit was a double visit to Pneu Laurent and SKF Slewing Bearings - Avallon, France. The application deadline has now passed. This visit focused on the challenges of introducing lean thinking and lean tools into old plants. It addressed the challenges of understanding the current situation and how to develop people and processes. Day 1 - lean discussion and visit to Pneu Laurent During the coach transfer from Paris CDG airport there will be a lean discussion, led by Prof. Richard Keegan (Adjunct Associate Professor of Operational...
SKF Slewing Bearings - Avallon

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