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June 28, 2018
PRODUCTION OF EBC'S YEAR 2018 WHITE PAPER - CALL FOR SPONSORSHIP & PRE-ORDERS
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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 2018 edition of this important document.


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June 28, 2018
【Tokyo Metropolitan Government】 Tech Business Camp Tokyo - Accelerator Program
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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government is calling for the participation of startups in (1) "Fintech and (2) Tech "Business Camp Tokyo". The deadline for both applications is July 13th, and about 10 companies will be selected in August.




June 27, 2018
Presentation by the Fair Trade Commission (Updated)

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On June 27, Mr. Hiroshi Yamada, Deputy Secretary-General for International Affairs of the Japan Fair Trade Commission (JFTC), talked to EBC members about recent developments at the JFTC in regards to anti-trust and competition, including enforcement trends and priorities.



June 19, 2018
EBC Tax Seminar (Updated with presentations)
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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.


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.



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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How might the UK Govt respond to a disaster in Japan?
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