Food trade statistics:ec.europa.eu/info/sites/files/food-farming-fisheries/farming/documents/documents/agrifood-japan_en.pdf The agreement also opens up services markets, including financial services, e-commerce, telecommunications and transport. It`s also… „Japan Inc. to explore new wave of European acquisitions on back of historic EU-Japan Trade deal“ May 14, 2019, EU-Japan EPA Forum At the EU-Japan Summit held at 28 May 2011, the EU and Japan agreed to work towards a new framework for the blade biral relations and agreed on the er will ability to pursue a Free Trade Agreement. A joint scoping exercise was organized on the scale and ambitions of a future free trade agreement. It identifies a number of non-tariff barriers that the EU sees as barriers to access to the Japanese market. Following the successful scoping in July 2012, the European Commission asked EU member states to agree to the opening of negotiations for a free trade agreement with Japan. An impact study of the future free trade agreement was published on this occasion. In November 2012, the Council authorised the Commission to open negotiations.
European Union delegation to Japan: eeas.europa.eu/delegations/japan/56981/eu-japan-economic-partnership-agreement-epa_en European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced their conclusion in principle at the EU-Japan summit. The free trade agreement between the EU and Japan also strengthens free trade as a whole and sends a strong message against protectionism. The federal government supports the EU`s ambition to use modern and ambitious free trade agreements to develop global trade policy and set high standards, including for sustainable trade. In order to raise public awareness of the opportunities offered by this agreement and to help EU SMEs use them, the EU-Japan Centre has set up a CEPOL assistance service to help and help EU SMEs find relevant information.