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July 5, 2017
PRODUCTION OF EBC'S YEAR 2017 WHITE PAPER - CALL FOR SPONSORSHIP & PRE-ORDERS

2016_WP_E_front_page The EBC White Paper continues to be at the forefront of trade policy discussions with both the Japanese and European Authorities and is the most tangible product of our committees' year-long deliberations and advocacy activities. We are now seeking sponsors for the 2017 edition of this important document.

Release of this year's report will be especially critical as its release is expected to coincide with the conclusion of negotiations for an EU-Japan FTA/EPA. It is essential for EBC committees to continue applying pressure on both authorities through this report. Negotiated items must be implemented. The many issues not included in the FTA and new issues must be addressed.




September 15, 2017
e-commerce in Japan: Market trends and what you need to do to get ahead
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Joint Luncheon Event with the European Business Council (EBC)
Speaker: Ms. Neta Gefen Hahne

Online and Omnichannel Director at Estée Lauder Group Companies (ELGC)

For a detailed CV, please see: https://www.linkedin.com/in/neta-gefen-hahne-4430bb2/

Date & Time: September 15 (Fri), 12:00 - 14:00

Venue: ANA InterContinental Tokyo, GLORY B1F (Access Map)
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August 1, 2017
EBC Chairman Meets Kosovo Ambassador
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On August 1, Mr. Danny Risberg met with HE Mr. Leon Malazogu, Ambassador from the Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo, and First Secretary, Mr. Enis Xhemaili.



July 6, 2017
Agreement in Principle Reached on EU-Japan EPA
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At the formal EU-Japan Summit held in Brussels on July 6, the leaders of the EU and Japan reached an agreement in principle on the EU-Japan EPA. Details still have to be finalised in ongoing negotiations through most of the remainder of the year, but the agreement is politically agreed. This agreement comes more than ten years after the EBC first requested the EU and Japanese Authorities to negotiate an economic integration agreement.


June 21, 2017
Joint EBC-JETRO Event
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Twenty-four EBC Members and Chamber Colleagues joined an EBC tour of JETRO's Invest Japan Business Support Centre and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government's One-Stop Business Establishment Centre on June 21. Both centres are located on the 7th floor of the JETRO offices in Akasaka. Participants were treated to a Japanese tea ceremony performed by JETRO's Tea Ceremony Club consisting of JETRO officials.


June 14, 2017
EBC Tax Committee Seminar

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On June 14, EBC Tax Committee members from the tax profession and industry introduced tax impacts involved with the Japanese Tax Reform 2017 and provided information on the tax policy efforts of the EBC to counter some of the changes, explained planning opportunities as well as common pitfalls, and discussed these issues in an exclusive Q&A session.




June 2, 2017
Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) Opens Two New Support Centres
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The Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center (TOSBEC) has opened a new satellite center next to Shibuya Hikarie to provide free advice related to opening a business, such as on financing and management plans.

TMG has also opened a free Financial One-Stop Support Service in Marunouchi to provide information and advice on Japan's financial rules and regulations along with other services.




About EBC Committees: 
EBC Cosmetics & Quasi-Drug Committee
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European cosmetic and quasi-drug products account for such a large share of imports but continue to face substantial market access barriers, such as an overly restrictive regulatory environment, an excessively complex product approval system and complicated manufacturing requirements. The committee aims for alignment of Japanese regulations with the rules of the EU which would substantially improve market access and unlock significant potential in the market.
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About EBC Committees: 
EBC Railways Committee
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The EBC Railways Committee believes that Japan should work jointly with Europe to promote open integrated systems built on harmonised standards. Furthermore under the EPA, test data from internationally recognised certification bodies should be accepted without delay and references from Europe should be fully recognised and accepted.
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