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December 10, 2018
Joint statement on EU-Japan ratification
joint_statement_EJratification As the Japanese Parliament, both upper and lower House, has voted in favour of the EU-Japan EPA, and with the European Parliament about to do it, the EBC together with some other organisations has put out a call to the European Parliament to ratify the agreement as early as possible.
Business calls on the European Parliament to ratify the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
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The European Parliament is schedule to vote on the agreement on 12 December.


November 21, 2018
Joint Statement on Proposed Measures Regarding Renewable Power Project Development and Investment
201811_EBC_Renewable_energy_statement The EBC, together with the ACCJ, the ANZCCJ, CCCJ and CCIFJ, issued a statement in response to the plans of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to introduce stricter new deadlines and other measures on solar power project. If these new deadlines are not met the feed-in-tariff (FIT) rate and the duration of the FIT rate will be significantly reduced.

Joint Statement on Proposed Measures Regarding Renewable Power Project Development and Investment
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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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November 1, 2018
FINANCIAL REPORTING ROUNDTABLE, November 28, 2018

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You are cordially invited to join a roundtable discussion hosted by the Financial Reporting Committee on the challenges of maintaining two GAAPs (IFRS or US GAAP for group reporting and J-GAAP for local statutory reporting) given IFRS and US GAAP recently issued many new fundamental standards most of which have not yet been incorporated in any shape of form into JAAP.

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August 23, 2018
Invest Tokyo Seminar Autumn 2018
Hosted by Tokyo Metropolitan Government

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), in joint sponsorship with Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), will be holding the event, "Invest Tokyo Seminar Autumn 2018" on Tuesday, September 25, 2018.




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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