February 22

2022

'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?

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.

Factsheet: EPA & Intra-Corporate Transferees

The EU-Japan EPA grants access to professionals beyond what is secured by GATS. There are no quotas for business visitors for establishment purposes, intra-corporate transferees or investors from the European Union entering Japan. Professionals of the EU covered by 8-B Annex III are generally tied to EU-based employers.

EU-Japan Centre's News

More
Joint statement signed by METI Vice Minister Hirose and Director General of DG GROW on the 35th…
Check the below video on our Helpdesk for EU-Japan cooperation at the local level of industrial…
Check the video on our 'virtual mall' in the agri-food sector: ✅ Important for EU-Japan EPA and…

Events

More
Japan
01/09/2022 - 31/08/2023
  Check our 'Vulcanus in Japan' mobility action in this video including views from a participant - Everything you want to know in 5 min about our 'Vulcanus in Japan' programme ! Testimonials FROM…
Europe
29/09/2022 - 30/09/2022
The EU-Japan Centre is re-starting its in-depth site "Lean in Europe" visits to European plants to discuss best practice and facilitate the sharing of ideas and networking. The…

Library

More
Report: The Beer market in Japan Expert: Renata Piazza  Publication…
Case study - SOCKSSS  SOCKSSS is a young Swedish company founded in…
Japanese Industry and Policy News August 2022Topics covered on the August issue:  Legislation…