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...

Explanatory meetings

In case of the procurement of complex goods or services, the procuring entity will organize an explanatory meeting, usually within days after the invitation to tender.  Please note that the informati...

EU-Japan Centre News

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To introduce European SMEs to the wide range of tender opportunities in Japan, JTTP Helpdesk...
The Centre is currently inviting EU SMEs and clusters to apply for the next ICT mission to Japan...
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is recruiting a bilingual Project Manager to develop...

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20/05/2019
A 2-week mission to Japan to get an in-depth understanding of how to do business in Japan Are you a Start-Up or a SME (small medium enterprise)? Do you wish to gain in-depth insight into the...
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27-05-19 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET The number of patent applications from Europe filed at the JPO was over 20,000, which accounts for more than a third of the total number of patent applications filed...

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April 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the April issue:LEGISLATION AND...
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...
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