Survey on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
On the fifth anniversary of the entry into force of the Economic Partnership Agreement, the EU Delegation to Japan is launching a Business Survey targeting European business stakeholders.
EU and Japan conclude landmark deal on cross-border data flows
The EU and Japan have concluded, on the margins of the G7 Trade Ministerial in Osaka (28-29 October 2023), a landmark deal to make doing business in the online world easier, less costly and more efficient.
Turning the EU-Japan data flow ‘agreement in principle’ into a reality
On Tuesday, 12 December in Brussels, the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation will organise an in-person 60-minute briefing/Q&A session on the EU-Japan data flow agreement.
An additional 42 EU and Japanese GIs protected
In the framework of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, both parties will protect an additional 42 geographical indications (GIs), such as Raclette de Savoie, Vinagre de Jerez for the EU and sanuki shiro miso (miso paste), or Osaka wine for Japan.
EU-Japan trade surges 13% after catching up to pre-pandemic levels
On 4 April 2023, Executive Vice-President and Commissioner for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis and Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoshimasa Hayashi co-chaired the fourth meeting of the Joint Committee under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
EU enterprises still uncommon in Japanese government procurement – Survey
A survey among 950 procurement offices of Japanese government organizations has shown that since the enactment of the EPA, participation of EU enterprises in government tenders is still uncommon.
EU and Japan start negotiations to include rules on cross-border data flows in their EPA
On 24 October, the EU and Japan will formally begin negotiations to include rules on cross-border data flows in the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
The EPA entered into force in 2019 but did not include provisions on cross-border data flows.
EU-Japan EPA Joint Committee latest meeting
Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis and Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoshimasa Hayashi co-chaired on 25 March 2022 (videoconference) the third Joint Committee established under the EPA. 2022 marks three years since the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) has been in force.
EU-Japan Summit: strengthening our partnership
Japan is one of the EU's closest allies. This was reaffirmed during the 28th EU-Japan Summit held on the 12 May 2022 in Tokyo with President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Council Charles Michel and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. During the summit, the EU and Japan took important steps to take their relations forward, from digital technologies, trade and investments, climate action, biodiversity protection, sustainable development as well as security.
EU and Japan should build on strong partnership and strengthen cooperation
On 4 May, BusinessEurope sent a letter to the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen sharing its priorities ahead of the EU-Japan Summit. The letter highlights the strong partnership between the EU and Japan with the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as the bedrock of the economic relationship.
Joint venture established in 1987 by the European Commission (DG GROW) and the Japanese Government (METI) for promoting all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan.