WTO

Japan signed up to the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Public Procurement (GPA) in 1994, to create better opportunities for foreign companies in the signees’ respective countries.  Concretely...

Tendering procedures

Type of procedure Occurrence Tender size Open Tendering Common Any Selective Tendering Rare Any...

Public Procurement in Japan : An outline

The Japanese public procurement (PP) market is one of huge potential, with EU-estimates ranging from EUR 550 billion to EUR 565 billion. EU-companies are relatively underrepresented in the PP-market ...

Postponement of VAT increase impacts other fiscal reform

Nikkei Online reports on June 2 that the second postponement of the VAT increase to October 2019 is likely to have an impact on other planned fiscal reforms as well. Language English ...

Taxes & Accounting - Questions & Answers

Question We are in Japan for business activities, companies that are providing us with services charge us Consumption Tax. Can we get a refund of the Consumption Tax paid in Japan? Answer You can o...

Structure of tax administration

For foreign companies, the competent tax office is the location of the main permanent establishment in Japan. The National Tax Agency , an external organ of the Ministry of Finance, is in charge of ...

Payment procedures

Similar to many other countries, Japan charges penalties for any delay in the payment or the filing of the tax returns. Japanese tax system offers a wide range of possibilities to pay taxes:...

Filing tax returns

The annual filing of the corporate tax return has to be done within 2 months of the last day of the fiscal year at the taxation office where the company has its registered business address. The final ...

Practical guides

Beside descriptions of the taxation system in Japan, the JTPP Helpdesk also strives to supply practical information to get your job done with regard to tax matters. For now, it is not yet possible to...

Corporate Tax payment

Main points   Blue tax return forms give preferential tax treatments for fillers;  A registration in the local tax office is necessary;  The company must undertake a specific accounting procedure ...

EU-Japan Centre News

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The EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for experts who are specialised in specific industrial...
The Centre is launcing its last call to apply to "Get Ready for Japan", a 2-week training programme...
The EU-Japan Centre in Tokyo is regularly publishing "Industry and Policy News" from various...

Events

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21/01/2020
21-01-20 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the specificities of Japanese food market?  How can your programme adapt to the specificities? This webinar is restricted to CHAFEA members only.  In 40...
Japan
27/01/2020
Exhibit at the “nano tech - International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference” Gain knowledge about the Nanotechnology market structure, sector analysis, business policy Identify relevant key...

Library

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December 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the December issue:LEGISLATION...
November 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News Topics covered in the November issue:LEGISLATION...
EU-Japan Newsletter, Issue #68 December 2019The Centre is pleased to present to...