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.
EU-Japan cooperation in the Indo-Pacific
At a meeting organised by the European Policy Centre on 26 April, BusinessEurope Senior Adviser Elena Suárez exchanged views on how the EU and Japan, as like-minded partners, can advance their own strategic agendas by reaffirming their strong commitment to the rules-based international order.
How to deepen the EU-Japan partnership in a geopolitically challenging setting
During a meeting on 31 March, BusinessEurope Director General Markus J. Beyrer and the Vice-Minister for International Affairs of Japan Hirose Naoshi talked about the strong trade and investment ties between the EU and Japan, which have been reinforced after the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement that entered into force 3 years ago.
Release of a EPA Export Handbook – a guide to help EU SMEs export to Japan

The EU-Japan Centre released on March 2022 the handbook: "How to export using the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)", to help EU SMEs companies to export to Ja

EPA Export Handbook – a guide to help EU SMEs export to Japan

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'EPA Helpdesk' webinar series 47: Access2Markets Seminar
This webinar will offer an explanation of the Access2Markets tool and will include a live demonstration of the tool’s features, such as: import and export sections, barriers, Single Entry Point Statistics, ROSA the Rules of Origin self-assessment tool, Access2Procurement.
'EPA Helpdesk' webinar series 46: Human Resources Mobility
What are the opportunities the EPA’s Human Resources Mobility provides to European professionals? Who are the affected professionals?

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