Shaping the EU-Japan trade relations

The Economic Partnership Agreement

December 4 Monday

Date/time

December 4, 2017, 12.30 - 14.00

Loc.

Europabüro der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, 11, Avenue de l’Yser, Brussels, Belgium

With

Ambassador Akira Kono (Deputy Head of the Japanese Mission to the European Union), Philippe Duponteil (European Commission) and Hosuk Lee-Makiyama (European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE))

Type

Workshop

Japan is the EU’s second biggest trading partner in Asia. In 2013, the EU and Japan entered negotiations towards a free trade agreement often referred to as the “Economic Partnership Agreement” (EPA).

Also available in Deutsch

In July 2017, the EU and Japan reached an agreement in principle on the main elements of the EPA. Within the framework of our event we would like to discuss the possible challenges ahead to close the deal, the chances to overcome differences on the topic of investment protection and the ability of the partners to set global standards regarding digital trade and data flows. As speakers we will be welcoming Ambassador Akira Kono, Deputy Head of the Japanese Mission to the European Union, Philippe Duponteil, European Commission and Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE).

Arrival

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Contact person

Dr. Hardy Ostry

Head of European Office

Dr. Hardy Ostry
Phone +32 2 7430-746
Fax +32 2 7430-749
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français

Mathias Koch

Research Associate European Office

Mathias Koch
Phone +32 2 7432-451
Fax +32 2 7430-749
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ Italiano