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The new 'Access2Conformity' tool will allow EU exporters large and small to reduce red tape by making better use of the EU’s Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) with third countries.
Case study - Treefrog
TreeFrog Therapeutics is a French biotechnology company specialized in cell therapy. In April 2022, it announced the opening of a lab in Kobe, Japan, with the aim of establishing strategic alliances with key academic and industrial players in the field of regenerative medicine.
Case study - SOCKSSS
SOCKSSS is a young Swedish company specialized in the fashion of socks. Whereas many larger companies failed in Japan, SOCKSSS already makes 5-7% of their turnover in Japan and their made in Japan style socks amount for 20% of their global turnover.
New features on the Access2Markets portal
The new Access2Markets homepage was launched in May. On the new homepage, information is now organised in a clearer and more intuitive manner. New features have also been added, including a trade assistant for services and investment.
Nippon Export Award 2022-2023
The Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Japan is organizing the 11th edition of the Nippon Export Award. Is your SME or large company exporting to Japan, importing into Japan, or offering Belgian-Luxembourg products/services in Japan? Then you could be the next winner!
Case study - UAB GELD BALTIC Super Garden
UAB Geld Baltic – Super Garden is a young Lithuanian company created in 2016. It specializes in the manufacture and commercialization of freeze-dried products; a technique initially developed by NASA. Geld Baltic has been step by step developing its strategy to access the Japanese market during the past 2 years.
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
Food & Drinks Virtual mission in May 2022
18
May
2022
With the aim of supporting the EU food producers in Japan, the EU-Japan Centre is offering the opportunity to selected EU SMEs to virtually exhibit during ifia the International Food Ingredients &a
CANCELLED - EPA Helpdesk Webinar 44: EPA Impact on EU Agri-Food and Textile Exports to Japan
07
Dec
2021
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?
EPA Helpdesk Webinar 43: Tariff Rate Quotas
09
Nov
2021
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.

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Online and in Japan
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17-21 June 2024, → mandatory week online (open to SMEs and large companies) 08-12 July 2024, → optional week in Japan (open only to SMEs who have completed the first online week) PROGRAMME…
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