Japan

The EU and Japan are important trading partners and are negotiating a free-trade agreement. BusinessEurope is involved in several initiatives aimed at strengthening the cooperation between EU and Japanese business, as well as improving trade and investment relations between the partners, e.g. sector-to-sector meetings organised jointly with Keidanren.

Publications

Press releases Date
European business welcomes the EU-Japan EPA ratification 12/12/2018
EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement is a milestone in international trade 17/07/2018
New BusinessEurope President Pierre Gattaz: EU to retain leadership in times of trade protectionism 05/07/2018
EU and Japan showing leadership on trade 08/12/2017
EU and Japan taking the lead on trade liberalisation 05/07/2017
EU-Japan: sixth sector-to-sector meeting held in Brussels 13/06/2017
EU and Japan should step up, conclude a free-trade agreement this year 21/03/2017
Japan-EU: fifth sector-to-sector meeting held in Tokyo - Joint release by BusinessEurope and Keidanren 14/06/2016
EU and Japan should work to conclude a free-trade agreement this year 02/05/2016
Joint statement on the EU-Japan FTA/EPA negotiations 04/03/2016
EU-Japan EPA/FTA: fourth sector-to-sector meeting held in Brussels - Joint statement by BusinessEurope and Keidanren 23/04/2015
Position papers Date
Business calls on the European Parliament to ratify the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement - Joint statement 10/12/2018
Joint statement - Business calls for speedy ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement 26/09/2018
EU-Japan Regulatory Cooperation - Joint statement by BusinessEurope and Keidanren 13/12/2016
Facts and figures Date
EU-Japan trade - Facts and figures 09/07/2018
Public letters Date
EU-Japan FTA negotiations - Letter from BusinessEurope Director General Markus J. Beyrer to Commissioner Cecilia Malmström 10/11/2016
Joint letter on EU-Japan FTA to President of the European Commission Juncker, President of the European Council Tusk and Prime Minister of Japan Abe 16/09/2016
Review of the EU-Japan free-trade negotiations - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Commissioner Karel De Gucht 03/11/2015
EU-Japan summit on 25 March 2013 - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to José Manuel Barroso 20/03/2013
Speeches Date
Ambition and comprehensiveness: Making the FTA a success - Intervention by Carsten Dannöhl, Senior Adviser International Relations at BusinessEurope, International symposium and academic workshop of the Fondation France-Japon de l'EHESS, 24 June 2013 24/06/2013

Contact

Maurice Fermont

Adviser
Tel:
+32 2 237 65 04
Last updated: 6 July 2016