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EU trade policy: Time to end corporate protectionism
The EU-Japan trade agreement is the latest example of an EU trade policy that benefits global corporations at the expense of people and the planet.
ACEA: Automobile industry calls for balanced outcome in EU-Japan FTA
Ahead of a possible bilateral EU-Japan summit to conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) calls on negotiators to ensure a balanced outcome for the European automobile sector.
Abe expected to agree EU-Japan trade deal on Thursday - EU
The European Union and Japan expect to commit to signing a free trade deal on the eve of a G20 summit in what both see as a push back against a feared U.S. turn toward protectionism under President Donald Trump.
Japan moots low-tariff import quota on cheese in EU free trade talks
Japan is proposing a low-tariff import quota on some categories of European cheese in negotiations for a free trade deal with the European Union, a source close to the talks said.
Japan-EU EPA to hinge on leaders’ talks
The ministerial negotiations for an economic partnership agreement between Japan and the European Union that were held in Tokyo for two days failed to reach an accord.
Japan could dump wine tariff to sweeten EU trade deal
Offering immediate removal aims for concessions as ministers meet.
EU-Japan FTA - draft chapters (Jan 2016 - Jan 2017)
14 draft chapters, as leaked by Greenpeace
Norway’s seafood council sees Japanese free trade agreement in the future
Japan is the main market for Norwegian seafood in Asia and is a strategically important market for seafood.
Japan minister urges EU to give way on dairy sector in talks
Japanese farm minister Yuji Yamamoto urged the European Union to give way on its demand that Japan open its market to dairy products from the bloc.
Japan welcomes Taiwan and other countries to join TPP
Japan’s chief cabinet secretary and the cabinet’s spokesman, said that he welcomed various countries and areas, including Taiwan, to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Leaked trade papers expose EU failure to uphold transparency and environment standards
A leak of documents related to a looming trade deal with Japan (known as JEFTA) has revealed the EU’s failure to live up to improve transparency and uphold environmental standards in trade policy promises.
Japan eyes free trade talks with Britain
Japan wants to hold informal free trade talks with Britain as it also works to sign a deal with the European Union.
Europe and Japan near trade deal as U.S. takes protectionist path
The partial draft of the deal was obtained by Greenpeace. The environmental groups worry that the deal falls short on a number of issues, including curbing the illegal timber trade and tackling overfishing.
EU’s agri-food market revels at prospect of Japanese trade deal
Farmers in the EU are watching eagerly as European and Japanese experts meet in Tokyo for their 19th round of trade talks.
Costa Rica seeks FTA with Japan
Costa Rica is aiming to reach a free trade agreement and an investment pact with Japan as part of the Central American country’s strategy to diversify its economy based on business-friendly but environmentally conscious development platforms.
U.S. seeks concessions from Japan in beef trade
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urged Japan to make unilateral concessions to the United States in such areas as beef trade.
Japan may set tariff-free quota for EU beef under EPA
Japan is considering setting a tariff-free import quota for beef from European Union member states, as requested by the EU in the two sides’ negotiations on an economic partnership agreement for free trade.
Japan eyes opening procurement bidding, lowering tariffs as EU trade pact bargaining chip
Tokyo is considering opening up bidding for local university and hospital projects to European companies.
US in trade talks with Asian nations to replace TPP, commerce secretary says
The new trade discussions target multiple countries in Asia, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters at the 2017 SelectUSA investment summit
Japan working to eliminate tariffs on wine from European Union
The government is making arrangements to eliminate import tariffs on wine produced in European Union countries, including France and Italy, in the Japan-EU economic partnership agreement negotiations.