October 18

2019

New Date: 18-10-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are the characteristics of the Japanese Circular Economy in terms of policy, business and trade?  The Japanese government has taken significant steps to develop a circular economy policy framework. It incorporates the Japanese concepts of a Sound Material-Cycle Society (SMCS) and the 3Rs (reduce reuse and recycle) to promote waste minimisation and effective utilisation of resources, driven by a concern about the lack of landfill sites and the need for effective resource use. The Japanese government also has a long history of...

October 17

2019

17-10-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can I access the Japanese market as a novel biopharmaceutical product's owner? Japan includes a huge market for biopharmaceutical products which is open for innovative products and services, also those from abroad. Current trends are in immunotherapeuticals, cell-based products and genomic medicine. Japanese regulations favour innovative products and services and thus may offer an opportunity for fast-track market access. In view of specific rules and regulations, however, it may be advantageous for European SMEs to team up with Japanese...

October 09

2019

"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 workshop is to prepare European companies for doing business with Japan. This workshop will cover not only general practices on doing business in Japan, but also meetings & decision-making processes. CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP IN DUSSELDORF, GERMANY This workshop is targeted at the SME...

October 01

2019

01-10-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Are you familiar with managerial planning to draw optimal results when exporting and selling your agri-food products to Japan? Agri-food sector is one of the three areas where the EU expect to make the greatest gains under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which came into force on 1 February 2019. This is the last webinar of a series of three practical guides for the EU producers and exporters of agri-food products to learn how to make managerial planning and optimise the outcomes of their export-to-sales businesses in Japan...

September 27

2019

27-09-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What are important differences between the appeal proceedings at the EPO and JPO? While efforts have been made to harmonize the process of IP prosecution around the world, important differences remain that must be understood in order to achieve efficient prosecution in each jurisdiction. One such example is appeal proceedings before the EPO and JPO. At the EPO appeal proceedings follow a rather formalistic approach and applicants have to be aware that the Boards of Appeal are very strict with respect to amendments filed during the appeal...

September 26

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...

September 24

2019

24-09-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What should be known about the EPA and intellectual property rights (IPRs)? The EPA offers important market access opportunities for EU products in the realm of IPRs, especially thanks to the recognition of several geographical indications (GIs). But the EPA is not only about GIs, in fact, the text of the Agreement between the EU and Japan is covering many different aspects of intellectual property protection, from patents to copyright, trade secrets, and common measures built on the provisions of the TRIPS Agreement. This webinar is part of...

September 17

2019

17-09-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Are you familiar with legal procedures to fully comply with when exporting and selling agri-food products to Japan? Agri-food sector is one of the three areas where the EU expect to make the greatest gains under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which came into force on 1 February 2019. This is the second webinar of a series of three practical guides for the EU producers and exporters of agri-food products to know the legal procedures and comply to full extent with legal requirements from different Japanese authorities. A...

September 10

2019

10-09-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Are you familiar with administrative processes in sequence when exporting and selling your agri-food products to Japan? Agri-food sector is one of the three areas where the EU expect to make the greatest gains under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which came into force on 1 February 2019. This is the first webinar of a series of three practical guides for the EU producers and exporters of agri-food products to learn the administrative processes to follow and to make thorough preparation for their export-to-sales businesses...
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September 03

2019

03-09-19 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What to know before starting trade exchanges with Japan? Even if you already export to some FTA-countries, you will need specific information if you intend to have trade with Japan as the EU-Japan EPA is very different from the other trade agreements concluded by the EU.  This presentation will present you what to start with, and will put the focus on the main differences with former agreements. In addition, this webinar will analyse the best and the easiest way to put into practice the EU-Japan EPA and will also provide some useful links...

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To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...
To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...
Please find below our upcoming webinars which will take place in May: WEBINAR 154: OPPORTUNITIES IN...

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26/05/2020
26-05-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET Is the Japanese leather and footwear market worth the effort for EU companies? Yes in so many ways! Finding new export channels is critical for any business but...
28/05/2020
28-05-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can EU exporters of fishery products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting his products to Japan? Trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters...

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Report on EU-Japan Cluster & Region Cooperation This report is the result of a research conducted...
Analysis of EU-Japan business cooperation in third countries Cooperation between European and Japanese...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #69 March 2020The Centre is pleased to present to you...
February 2020 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the February issue:LEGISLATION...