EU-Japan EPA

Factsheet: EPA & Geographical Indications

About the Factsheet

The aim of this factsheet is to explain to EU exporters of products protected by EU geographical indications (GIs), the opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as regards such protection in Japan. To read the factsheet, please click here. 

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About the EU-Japan EPA

On 17 July 2018, the European Union and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the biggest trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU that will create an open trade zone covering over 600 million people.

Infopack: EPA & Government Procurement

About the Factsheet

Although European firms already have access to the Japanese government procurement market, through the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), the EU-Japan EPA will provide additional opportunities to gain Japanese government contracts. Japan has agreed to further open its government tenders to EU companies and to commit itself to lessening barriers, which were perceived as hampering competition on a level playing field with Japanese companies.

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