Overview: EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

This is an overview of all press releases, statements, speeches, factsheets, infographics, draft texts of chapters, and other documents published on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.

OPP Meeting Summary: EP INTA Committee – Presentation by Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade, of the agreement in principle between the EU and Japan on the main elements of an Economic Partnership Agreement (11 July 2017).

Press Releases

European Commission
EU – Japan Summit: leaders give green light to landmark economic and strategic partnership agreements

EU and Japan reach agreement in principle on Economic Partnership Agreement

Key elements of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

European Commission (AGRI)
Hogan hails “huge opportunities” for EU agri-food exporters in Japan trade deal

European Parliament INTA Committee
INTA Chair and EP Standing rapporteur welcome EU-Japan agreement

European External Action Service
EU and Japan reach political agreement on landmark trade and partnership deals

Statements and speeches

24th EU-Japan Summit Joint Statement

Joint Declaration by Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, and Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission

Remarks by European Commission President Juncker at the joint press briefing with Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, on the occasion of the EU-Japan Summit

Remarks by President Donald Tusk at the press conference of the EU-Japan summit in Brussels

Speech by Commissioner Phil Hogan at the Congress of French Viticulture



Food safety and sanitary and phytosanitary measures

Market access

Public procurement

Precautionary principle

Regulatory cooperation

Sustainable development



Facts and figures

What’s in today’s agreement

Why it matters

Draft texts of chapters

Antitrust and mergers

Capital Movements, payments and transfers

Corporate Governance

Cross border trade in services

Customs and trade facilitation

Dispute settlement

Entry and temporary stay of natural persons


Services: Electronic commerce

Services: Exceptions

Services: Regulatory framework

Small and medium-sized enterprises


Sustainable development

Technical barriers to trade

Trade in Services, General provisions

Trade remedies


EU-Japan EPA – The Agreement in Principle (summary)

Advanced Economies Shaping the Next Stage of Inclusive Globalisation (European Political Strategy Centre)

EU – Japan economic relations (Eurostat)

Source: One Policy Place

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