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June 27, 2018
Presentation by the Fair Trade Commission
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Please join the EBC for a presentation by a high-ranking official from the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) to be held on June 27.
The event will kick off with a presentation from the Deputy Secretary-General for International Affairs of the JFTC, Mr. Hiroshi Yamada, as he talks about recent developments at the agency in regards to anti-trust and competition.



June 19, 2018
EBC Tax Seminar
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On June 18, EBC Tax Committee members from the tax profession and industry introduced the tax impacts of the 2018 Tax Reform at both the individual and corporate levels at an EBC seminar held in the auditorium of the Delegation of the EU to Japan. They explained planning opportunities as well as common pitfalls and discussed these issues in a Q&A session.


May 31, 2018
EU Event on the EU's New Data Privacy Rules (Updated)
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On May 31, an event on "New EU Data Privacy Rules in the Global Context" was held at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan.


May 24, 2018
Executive Director Position
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After 20 years of service to the EBC, the EBC Executive Director will retire at the end of June. The position is now open for applications.



April 23, 2018
EBC Policy Director Participates in a Free Trade Seminar
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The EBC Policy Director, Bjorn Kongstad, participated as a moderator in a seminar on Japan - A Driver for Free Trade. The seminar was organised on 23 April by Team Sweden - Business Sweden, the Embassy of Sweden and the SCCJ. Key note speeches were given by the Swedish Minister for EU Affairs and Trade, Ann Linde, and METI's Director General for Trade Policy, Takehiko Matsuo. Both the speeches touched upon how unique the agreement between EU and Japan is, including issues that have never before been tackled by an FTA/EPA.



April 19, 2018
EBC Meets with Director-General Lowri Evans of D-G GROW
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EBC Chairman, Mr. Danny Risberg, chaired a roundtable meeting of EBC committee representatives with Director-General Lowri Evans of Directorate-General GROW of the European Commission. DG Evans was accompanied by several other officials from D-G GROW as well as from D-G Connect. Mr. Philippe Duponteil, Head of Unit, Far-East of D-G Trade was also present.


February 28, 2018
EPA Event: Mission Accomplished - The EU-Japan EPA Agreement: A Time to Celebrate.
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On February 28, the EBC in collaboration with the Delegation of the EU to Japan, and the EU-Japan for Industrial Cooperation, held a seminar and reception entitled, Mission Accomplished - The EU-Japan EPA Agreement: A Time to Celebrate. More than 200 people from companies and embassies attended the event.



February 26, 2018
Joint statement by EBC and ACCJ on arbitration

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The EBC Legal Services Committee together with the American Chamber of Commerce issued a joint statement on the efforts of the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to develop and support the development of an international centre in Japan. At the same time the two organisations pointed out a couple areas where the MOJ and the Japanese Government would have to improve to make Tokyo or any other city in Japan a successful centre for arbitration.
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January 15, 2018
Tariff Schedule of Japan under EPA Available Online
EU-Japan_flag The full text of the EU-Japan EPA has been available since early December at http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1684 but did not include the tariff reductions/elimination details and dismantling periods for Japan. This information is now available at http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/docs/2017/december/tradoc_156519.pdf and should be of interest to companies bringing products currently subject to tariffs into Japan.

 

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