Factsheet: EPA & Contractual Service Suppliers

Mode Four of GATS may cover a wide range of persons, from high-level engineers to unskilled workers. In the FTA, Japan mainly commits with respect to highly qualified professionals. Those commitments go substantially beyond Japan’s commitments under the GATS. Japan also has a number of other economic partnership treaties granting access to foreign professionals of various categories.

Contractual Service Suppliers and Independent Professionals of the EU are allowed to supply services and engage in business activities in Japan. Engineer or Specialist in international services and humanities previously recognised. The EPA specifies 38 sectors for CSS. Contractual Service Suppliers generally depend on EU-based employers.

To read the factsheet, please click here.

The complete text of the EPA, and Annexes can be found on the following website of the European Commission: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1684.

EU-Japan Centre's News

More
The latest issue of the EU-Japan NEWS, the EU-Japan Centre's quarterly newsletter is now available…
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various…

Events

More
02/12/2021
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…
07/12/2021
This event has been cancelled. Should it be rescheduled, we will make sure to keep you updated. Thank you for your understanding!   Which EU Agri-Food and Textile Sectors have benefited most from…

Library

More
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #76December 2021 - EU-Japan NEWS - the Centre's…
Japanese Industry and Policy News October - November 2021Topics covered on the October - November 2021…
High performance energy storage | Skeleton Technologies X MarubeniJapanese trading giant Marubeni invested in March…
Electric Mobility | CaetanoBus X MitsuiMitsui, one of Japan’s leading general trading…