Agri-food trade statistics:ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/food-farming-fisheries/farming/documents/agrifood-japan_en.pdf After seven years of entry into force, the two countries agreed in Tokyo in October 2014 to deepen their free trade agreement. On 17 July 2018, the European Union and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the largest trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU and which will create an open trade zone for more than 600 million people. The EU-Japan EPA is expected to boost trade in goods and services and create many opportunities for EU SMEs: tariffs on more than 90% of Japanese imports from the EU will be eliminated as soon as the EPA enters into force. This will cover a wide range of sectors covering agriculture and food, industrial products (including textiles, clothing, etc.) as well as forestry and fisheries. In addition, non-tariff barriers to motor vehicles, medical devices and “quasi-drugs” should be significantly reduced. Finally, the agreement will facilitate the export of services to the Japanese market and will cover a wide range of sectors, from telecommunications to the financial sector to postal services. Market Access Database:/madb.europa.eu/madb/indexPubli.htmmadb.europa.eu/madb/fta_japan_overview.htm Jean Lemi?re, President of MEDEF WTO | External Market Access Committee and advisor to the President of BNP Paribas; Mr. Adrian van den Hoven, Director of International Affairs of Business Europe; Mr. Jean-Marie Paugam, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Center (ITC); Denis Redonnet, Head of Unit wto, DG Trade, European Commission; and Dr Patrick Messerlin, Director, GEM, and Professor of Economics, Sciences Po. Among the topics discussed were each country`s attitude towards the TPP, as well as the impact of the TPP and other important free trade agreements on global trade and European businesses. The EU-Japan EPA/EIA was also at the top of the agenda.

EU-Japan trade: ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/countries/japan/ Eu Delegation to Japan:eeas.europa.eu/delegations/japan/56981/eu-japon-economic-partnership-agreement-epa_en Find out more about exporting European food and beverages to Japan under our fiscal EPA agreement? In order to raise awareness of the possibilities offered by this agreement and to help EU SMEs to use them, the EU-Japan Centre has set up a CEPOL helpdesk to help and guide EU SMEs in finding relevant information. Chile and Japan announced their intention to examine the possibility of negotiating a free trade agreement on 22 November at the APEC Summit in Santiago, Chile, in 2004. After analyzing the results of the Chile-Japan Joint Study Group (JSG), which held four meetings, the two countries announced their intention to do so on the 18th At the APEC Heads of State Meeting on 27 November 2005 in Seoul, Korea, they announced their intention to start negotiations for a free trade agreement. The Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement between Chile and Japan was signed in Tokyo, Japan, on 27 March 2007. . . .