EU - Japan
Dato for begivenhed: 16/11/2018
Negotiations on an EU-Japan trade agreement were officially launched in March 2013.
In its resolution of May 2011 on EU-Japan trade relations, the EP stressed that it supports the idea of an FTA between the EU and Japan. In June 2012, the EP adopted a resolution on EU trade negotiations with Japan where it requested that the Council withhold approval to launch the negotiations until the EP adopted its position on the proposed negotiating mandate.
MEPs discuss the EU-Japan Partnership Agreement in plenary session, in Strasbourg.
The EU and Japan have concluded negotiations on a Strategic Partnership Agreement. Complementing the new economic deal agreed in December liberalising trade, the political deal aims to facilitate common solutions to common challenges, such as climate change, energy supply and threats to security.