December 07

2021

EPA Helpdesk Webinar 44: EPA Impact on EU Agri-Food and Textile Exports to Japan

The EU-Japan EPA entered into force on 1 February 2019. How has the application of this Agreement influenced EU exports of Agri-Food and Textile Products to Japan? Which sectors have seized the opportunities of preferential market access in Japan, and which have not?

November 09

2021

EPA Helpdesk Webinar 43: Tariff Rate Quotas

This webinar targets EU agri-food companies seeking to understand the working of Tariff Rate Quotas opened by Japan in the EU-Japan EPA context.

October 19

2021

EPA Helpdesk Webinar 42: Fisheries

This webinar targets EU companies seeking to export fishery products to Japan by taking advantage of the trade preferences offered by the EPA.

October 05

2021

EPA Helpdesk Webinar 41: Malt, Starches, Wheat Gluten & Albuminoidal Substances

This webinar targets EU companies seeking to export malt, starches, wheat gluten & albuminoidal substances to Japan by taking advantage of the trade preferences offered by the EPA.

January 25

2022

EPA Helpdesk Webinar 45: Rules of Origin

This webinar targets European companies seeking to put, administratively, everything in place before exporting to Japan.

September 07

2021

EPA Helpdesk Webinar 40: Rules of Origin

This webinar targets European companies seeking to put, administratively, everything in place before exporting to Japan.

Factsheet: EPA & Contractual Service Suppliers

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.

Factsheet: EPA & Independent Professionals

The EPA’s schedule of Japan lists 38 sectors where specific commitments apply. There are no quotas for those professionals entering Japan. Professionals of the EU covered by Annex 8-B (Annex III) depend on EU-based employers, whereas professionals of the EU covered by Annex 8-B (Annex IV) do not depend on EU-based employers.

Factsheet: EPA & Short-term Business Visitors

The EU-Japan EPA grants professionals from EU countries access to Japan beyond what is secured by GATS. Access for short term business visitors (STBV) is outlined in the treaty for those employed by firms doing business in the host country. There are no quotas for STBV.STBV are tied to EU-based employers.

Factsheet: EPA & Investors and Business Visitors for Investment Purposes

Access for business visitors for investment purposes (BVIP) is outlined in the treaty for those employed by firms doing business in Japan and the European Union. No quotas for business visitors from the European Union entering Japan for investment purposes. Professionals of the EU covered by 8-B Annex III are generally tied to EU-based employers.

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