The Belgian Presidency of the Council has signed the protocol to include provisions on cross-border data flows in the agreement between the EU and Japan for an Economic Partnership.
Japan and Bangladesh are set to agree to launch negotiations for an economic partnership agreement as early as end of the month, with the countries aiming to seal the deal in 2025.
Japan is gearing up to enhance its economic ties with Central and South America in 2024 by pursuing an Economic Partnership Agreement deal with the Southern Common Market known as Mercosur.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of Philippines is pressing for a swift conclusion to the renegotiation of the PJEPA. Concerns include improved market access for Philippine bananas and Japan seeking better market access for its industrial goods.
Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva discussed with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida a potential trade deal between Japan and South American bloc Mercosur, the Brazilian government said.
In recent years, Indonesia has sought several changes to the IJEPA, aiming to facilitate the access of its processed seafood, including canned tuna, to the Japanese market.
Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen called for Japan’s support for the island to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact.
Chinese foreign minister called on the three countries to restart negotiations on a trilateral free trade agreement as soon as possible.
India’s long-pursued demand for a review of the India-Japan Free Trade Agreement may be met with the two sides preparing to take a relook at the rules of origin and product specific rules for greater market access for goods.
The European Union and Japan concluded an agreement on cross-border data flows, which should drive business and may help shape global rules for data, the European Commission said.
Gulf Cooperation Council countries will resume talks on a free trade pact with Japan, Oman’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said.
In a move reflecting their robust $3.3 billion trade relationship, Israel and Japan will be actively exploring the possibility of forging a landmark free trade agreement.
With an Israel-Korea free trade agreement signed last year and an Israel-China agreement near completion, Japan is concerned that exports to Israel will be hit.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met with GCC Secretary General Jasem Mohamed al-Budaiwi and agreed to resume negotiations on a free trade deal.
Washington is pressuring Tokyo to accept a passage that’s critical of whaling in the charter for the new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework trade deal.
Sri Lanka is seriously moving with a new laws which will prevent any of its future governments from backtracking bilateral and multilateral deals signed without the consent of the relevant parties involved
India has asked Japan and South Korea to renegotiate their free-trade agreements (FTAs) with the South Asian nation to make it “more balanced and equitable”, India’s trade minister said amid a widening trade gap with the countries.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Gulf Cooperation Council Secretary General Jasem al-Budaiwi Sunday agreed that the two sides will start talks aimed at resuming negotiations on a free trade agreement next year.
Japanese investors will soon file a request for arbitration regarding Credit Suisse’s Additional Tier 1 bonds, under the economic partnership agreement between Japan and Switzerland.
The first meeting of a possible Japan-Israel Economic Partnership Agreement was held online.