Main tax reforms for FY 2021

It may come to no surprise that Japan's tax policies for FY2021 are influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a severe social and economic impact. This year also marks the first tax reforms unde...

Ruling coalition’s tax reform for FY 2021 announced: Fiscal support for digital transformation and environment

Japan’s ruling coalition’s tax reform plan for fiscal year 2021, the first under PM Suga, lays focus on supporting digital transformation (DX) and environmental measures.   Language English ...

November 24

2020

Webinar 161: Consumption tax in Japan – 2020 overview

24-11-20 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET When do I have to pay Consumption Tax when I do business with Japan? What you will learn during this webinar? Language English ...

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 ...

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11/05/2021
Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of leather and footwear products to Japan. As a result, these EU products have since the entry into force of the Agreement an important competitive advantage on the Japanese markets.
18/05/2021
The webinar is targeted to EU companies seeking information about the way the Smart Mobility Market in Japan is changing, so that they can prepare themselves for the new possibilities in the future.

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Japanese Industry and Policy News February-March 2021 JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWSFebruary-March,...
Report: Export & Import EU-Japan Trade data 2020 Expert : EU-Japan Centre staffPublication date:...
Solar energy development in Japan | Juwi X Shizen Energy In 2013, two years after the nuclear accident of...