Country Profile — Japan

7 October 2020

One of the world’s largest, wealthiest and most advanced markets, Japan is keen and ready to do more business with the UK.

Trading with Japan

20 February 2019

A new free trade agreement, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), entered into force on 1 February 2019 creating the world’s largest free trade area and, once fully implemented, eliminating customs duties on 97% of goods imported from the EU. It removes significant non-tariff barriers, for example, in the automotive sector it commits Japan to international car standards which will make exporting vehicles to Japan much easier.

EU and Japan edge towards new trade deal

22 June 2015

Negotiations on an EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) were officially launched back in March 2013. In this article, Eric Davies reports on the FTA following the most recent round of negotiations in May this year.