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EU-Japan EPA/EIA

EU-Japan EPA/EIA

Japan's Market is Open to the World

As a review of the situation surrounding the EU-Japan EPA/EIA, JETRO compiled data materials released or provided by the parties involved into the following files.

Report on the Japan-EU Business Seminar

On January 19th, 2015, JETRO held seminar in Berlin ,Germany, under the theme of the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
For further details, please refer to the following link.

From March 12 to 14, 2014, JETRO held seminars in three cities in Europe, Frankfurt and Berlin in Germany and Paris in France, under the theme of the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

For further details, please refer to the following link.

On October 9th 2012, JETRO held a seminar with Sciences Po. Paris on The Future of EU-Japan Partnership for Growth.Speakers from government, academia and industry discussed the impact of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) or Economic Integration Agreement (EIA) on the economic growth in both Europe and Japan.

For further details, please refer to the following link.

  • Report on the Japan-EU Business Seminar (Paris)
  • Rapport de la Conférence sur l'accord de partenariat économique UE-Japon (Paris)

On March 8th and 9th, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) held a seminar, the "EU-Japan Business Seminar - Future visions of EU-Japan partnerships for economic growth" in Brussels and London. Intellectuals from academia, business sectors and governments of Europe and Japan gave lectures on the EU-Japan Economic Integration Agreement (EIA). [The agreement is also referred to as the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) or Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

For further details, please refer to the following link.

  • Report on the Japan-EU Business Seminar (Brussels)
  • Report on the Japan-EU Business Seminar (London)

Outline of "The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Impact on Multilateral and European Trade Policies" seminar and related policy brief by GEM at Sciences Po

On June 4, 2012 the MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France: Movement of Enterprises of France), an organization comparable to Japan's Keidanren, or Japan Business Federation, co-hosted with Groupe d'Economie Mondiale (GEM) at Sciences Po (Institut d'?tudes politiques de Paris: Paris Institute of Political Studies) a seminar titled "The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Impact on Multilateral and European Trade Policies."

The speakers included Mr. Jean Lemi?re, President of the MEDEF WTO | Foreign Market Access Committee and Advisor to the Chairman of BNP Paribas; Mr. Adrian van den Hoven, Director of the International Affairs of Business Europe; Mr. Jean-Marie Paugam, Deputy Executive Director of the International Trade Center (Centre du Commerce International: ITC); Mr. Denis Redonnet, Head of Unit for the WTO, DG Trade, European Commission; and Dr. Patrick Messerlin, Director, GEM, and Professor of Economics, Sciences Po. The topics discussed included the stance of each country on the TPP as well as the impact of the TPP and other major free trade agreements on global trade and European companies. The EU-Japan EPA/EIA was also high on the agenda.

A representative of JETRO also joined the discussion as a panelist and highlighted the importance of early launch of negotiations towards the EU-Japan EPA/EIA.

In relation to the EU-Japan EPA/EIA, there was a discussion about the openness of the public procurement market of Japan and the EU. Professor Messerlin provided detailed analysis on this point in a policy brief released by GEM at Sciences Po.

Please refer to the following link.