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#EU, #Japan and #US meet in Washington D.C. to jointly address global trade-distortive practices

#EU, #Japan and #US meet in Washington D.C. to jointly address global trade-distortive practices

| January 11, 2019

Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström (pictured) met in Washington with Hiroshige Seko, minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, and Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative as part of the trilateral talks launched in 2017 to address global issues such as trade-distortive practices on 9 January. The representatives of the EU, Japan and […]

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Parliament endorses landmark #EUFreeTradeAgreement with #Japan

Parliament endorses landmark #EUFreeTradeAgreement with #Japan

| December 12, 2018

The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU’s trade agreement with Japan, the largest bilateral trade deal ever negotiated by the EU. The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan, approved with 474 votes to 152 with 40 abstentions on Wednesday, will remove almost all custom duties adding up to €1 billion annually […]

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#EUJapanRelations – New trade agreement dawn of a new era

#EUJapanRelations – New trade agreement dawn of a new era

| December 5, 2018

Trade between the EU and Japan is set to receive a major boost ©AP images/European Union-EP  EU-Japan relations are set to receive a major lift with the signing of a major trade agreement and a strategic partnership. Although EU and Japan already enjoy good relations, they have agreed to upgrade their partnership against a background […]

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EU and #Japan discuss economic co-operation at 1st High-level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue

EU and #Japan discuss economic co-operation at 1st High-level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue

| October 23, 2018

The EU and Japan held the 1st EU-Japan High-level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue in Tokyo on 22 October. The discussions covered a range of strategic topics of importance for EU-Japan relations and their co-operation in addressing global challenges. The High-Level Dialogue focused on four main areas: global trade challenges; economic transformations linked to energy, […]

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Vice President Katainen in #Japan on 22-23 October

Vice President Katainen in #Japan on 22-23 October

| October 22, 2018

Vice  President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness Jyrki Katainen (pictured) will be in Japan on 22 and 23 October. On 22 October, the Vice-President will be in the city of Yokohama, where he will meet with Mr Yoshiaki Harada, Japanese Minister of the Environment, and deliver a keynote speech at the opening session of […]

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International data flows: Commission launches the adoption of its adequacy decision on #Japan

International data flows: Commission launches the adoption of its adequacy decision on #Japan

| September 11, 2018

Following the conclusion of the EU-Japan talks on personal data protection in July 2018, the Commission has launched the procedure for the adoption of its adequacy decision. Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality Commissioner Věra Jourová briefed the College on the next steps and the Commission is publishing the draft adequacy decision and the related documents. […]

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European Union and #Japan agree to create world’s largest area of safe data flows

European Union and #Japan agree to create world’s largest area of safe data flows

| July 20, 2018

The EU and Japan have successfully concluded their talks on reciprocal adequacy. They agreed to recognize each other’s data protection systems as ‘equivalent’, which will allow data to flow safely between the EU and Japan. Each side will now launch its relevant internal procedures for the adoption of its adequacy finding. For the EU, this […]

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