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The EU and Japan's Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force on 1 February 2019.
EU firms already export nearly €70bn in goods and €28bn in services to Japan every year.
In the past European firms faced trade barriers when exporting to Japan, which sometimes made it hard for them to compete.
The trade agreement with Japan:
- removes tariffs and other trade barriers and creates a platform to cooperate in order to prevent obstacles to trade; and
- helps us shape global trade rules in line with our high standards and shared values, and;
- sends a powerful signal that two of the world's biggest economies reject protectionism.
About the agreement
The EU and Japan meet regularly to discuss issues and best practices when applying the agreement.
Negotiation round reports, Textual proposals, Impact Assessments
The text of the agreement chapter-by-chapter
Find out more about the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
Negotiating reports, impact assessments, meetings with EU Member States, the European Parliament, and civil society
The EU and Japan Economic Partnership Agreement in a nutshell
EU-Japan Trade in your town box
Today, the Joint Committee established under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) took place.
Under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Facility Instrument, a Progress Report of the 2nd year of implementation of the EU-Japan EPA is now available.
The United States, Japan and the European Union have agreed to renew their Trilateral partnership to address the global challenges posed by non-market policies and practices of third countries.