EU-Japan trade relations in light of the EPA

Lunchtime Debate on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

 

Japan is playing a critically important role in the East Asia region as a central actor among many different and not necessarily easy neighbours. Under Prime Minister Abe, the country is strengthening its outreach as an anchor of stability in the East, now that he has managed to bring Japan back on track politically and economically.

 

Japan and the EU have a long and well established relationship and are important trading partners. The two have undertaken to further strengthen their trade relationship through an Economic Partnership Agreement, on which negotiations were finalised by the end of 2017. 

 

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss the EU-Japanese relationship in light of the imminent Economic Partnership Agreement. It should explore the scope of the agreement and its implications.

 

Agenda

13:15 Panel discussion

Yoichi Suzuki, Representative of the Government of Japan/Ambassador for International Economic Affairs

Mauro Raffaele Petriccione, Deputy Director-General, DG Trade, European Commission

Moderator: Karel Lannoo, CEO, CEPS

14:45  End of meeting

28
February 2018
Wednesday
13:15-14:30

1340

Speakers

Yoichi Suzuki
Representative of the Government of Japan/Ambassador, 
International Economic Affairs
 
Mauro Raffaele Petriccione
Deputy Director-General,
DG Trade, European Commission

Chair

Karel Lannoo
CEO, CEPS

EU-Japan trade relations in light of the EPA

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28
February 2018
Wednesday
13:15-14:30
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge. A sandwich lunch will be served from 12:30 onward.

1340

CEPS Conference Room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels