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#EUelections2019 - Japan-EU Trade Agreement

Event date: 17/04/2019

#EUelections2019 - Japan-EU Trade Agreement

The European Parliament gave its consent in December 2018 to the EU’s trade agreement with Japan, the largest bilateral trade deal ever negotiated by the EU.


The Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan will remove almost all custom duties adding up to €1 billion annually for EU companies. It represents a clear stance in support of rules-based, free and fair trade “at a time of serious protectionist challenges”.


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MEPs vote the EU-Japan Partnership Agreement in plenary session, in Strasbourg.

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.

Vote to propose that Parliament should give its consent to finalise the trade deal between EU and Japan during a meeting of the Committee on International Trade

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