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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Offering immediate removal aims for concessions as ministers meet.
14 draft chapters, as leaked by Greenpeace
Japan is the main market for Norwegian seafood in Asia and is a strategically important market for seafood.
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’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).
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 wants to hold informal free trade talks with Britain as it also works to sign a deal with the European Union.
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.
Farmers in the EU are watching eagerly as European and Japanese experts meet in Tokyo for their 19th round of trade talks.
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. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer urged Japan to make unilateral concessions to the United States in such areas as beef trade.
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.
Tokyo is considering opening up bidding for local university and hospital projects to European companies.
The new trade discussions target multiple countries in Asia, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters at the 2017 SelectUSA investment summit
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.