Call for tender - Japan Tax and Public Procurement Helpdesk in FY 2018

Call for tender to outsource the services of the “Japan Tax and Public Procurement Helpdesk in FY2018” Interested parties are required to submit a written proposal to the call for tender to outso...

Government Procurement - Questions & Answers

Question Where can I find information about public procurement calls for tender? Answer The Japanese government publishes calls for tender in English at a limited number of sites.  JETRO (Japan Ex...

Challenging systems

In line with the WTO agreement on public procurement Japan has established  a complaints system, called CHANS. In practice, this system is seldom used since its establishment in 1996.  At the region...

Electronic bidding

Electronic bidding systems are rapidly becoming the norm in Japan, with many government organisations setting up designated portals to conduct all tender procedures online. The national government has...

Tender evaluation

The overall majority of tenders in Japan are evaluated on one criterion: - lowest price. The reasoning behind this is that all suppliers participating are deemed to possess the ability and skills to m...

Tender submission and contracting

Submission and opening of tenders Once all documents for the tender have been prepared, they must be sealed and submitted at the location specified in the tender notice and/or tender documentation....

Licenses

In general, there is little English information made available on licenses and permissions in Japan.  In particular, if a company is active in sectors such as construction or the medical sector, lice...

Japan Industrial Standards (JIS)

General overview For a general overview on Japanese standards and various resources see the description under Legal & Regulatory Issues » Standards. Practical Information  The Japan Industrial ...

Standards and licenses

To ensure the quality and safety of goods and services provided to Japanese government entities, in quite a few categories certain standards need to be met or licenses obtained. In particular, in tend...

Tender documentation

Given the large diversity in the goods and services that are procured by government entities, it rather difficult to give a concise description of the contents of tender documentation. For the procure...

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With the entry into force of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on February 1st,...
Enabling closer cooperation among the Japan-based Trade Promotion Organisations (TPOs) of the EU...
A Helpdesk for the EU-Japan Regional Cooperation Platform is in preparation As stressed by several...

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13/03/2019
To help raise EU industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre began organising in-depth visits to world class European plants in 2013. These best practice visits are designed to inspire the...
24/04/2019
½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EUIn cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to...

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March 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the March issue:LEGISLATION AND...
EU-Japan Centre EPA helpdesk video The EU-Japan Centre EPA helpdeskThe EU-Japan...
February 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the February issue:LEGISLATION...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #65 March 2019The Centre is pleased to present to you...