Japan and the EU
Latest news about Japan and the European Union
- Japan's economic rebound a recipe for Europe? — 19 May 2013, 13:39 CET
The recovery of the Japanese economy, just as a recession in Europe digs in, is renewing pressure on European policy-makers to shift course from austerity to stimulus.
- China to probe steel tube imports in trade dispute — 10 May 2013, 15:26 CET
China said Friday it was investigating some steel tube imports from the European Union, Japan and the United States over allegations that products had been sold at below market price.
- EU cites progress in Japan trade talks — 19 April 2013, 16:29 CET
The European Union said Friday that a first round of talks with Japan made a good start in the search for what could be one the world's biggest free trade deals.
- — 15 April 2013, 11:56 CET
The EU and Japan on 25 March 2013 officially launched the negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The aim is for a comprehensive agreement in goods, services and investment eliminating tariffs, non-tariff barriers and covering other trade-related issues, such as public procurement, regulatory issues, competition, and sustainable development. The first round of negotiations was held in Brussels from 15 to 19 April 2013.
- EU, Japan begin trade talks — 15 April 2013, 16:44 CET
The EU and Japan began a first round of talks Monday to clinch one of the world's biggest free trade deals in hopes of providing a boost for their faltering economies.
- EU, Japan begin trade talks looking for growth boost — 14 April 2013, 12:50 CET
The EU and Japan begin a first round of talks Monday on one of the world's biggest free trade accords, part of a push to boost growth and get their faltering economies back on track.
- European auto industry calls for 'real and effective' elimination of non-tariff barriers during trade negotiations with Japan — 26 March 2013, 18:31 CET
The European Union and Japan yesterday officially launched negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA).
- Japan, EU launch talks on free trade pact — 25 March 2013, 17:58 CET
Japan and the European Union launched talks on a free trade agreement Monday with a telephone summit between their leaders, a Japanese minister said.
- EU, Japan postpone summit over Cyprus crisis — 23 March 2013, 11:41 CET
European Union leaders have announced the indefinite postponement of a key summit with Japan intended to launch crucial free trade negotiations next week because of the mounting debt crisis in bankruptcy-threatened Cyprus.
- Japan, EU to launch free trade talks next week — 22 March 2013, 11:32 CET
Japan and the European Union will hold a summit next week at which they are expected to formally launch negotiations on a huge free trade deal, officials said on Friday.
- US renews EU, Japan exemptions from Iran sanctions — 14 March 2013, 10:34 CET
The United States said Wednesday it was renewing the exemptions for
Japan and some European Union countries from tough US sanctions imposed
on nations buying oil from Iran.
- Japan cosmetics giant Shiseido ditches animal testing — 01 March 2013, 19:22 CET
Japan's Shiseido on Friday said it was mostly dropping animal-tested cosmetics, as the European Union gets set to finalise a sweeping ban on the sale of such products later this month.
- UN rights council must hold North Korea to account: EU — 27 February 2013, 16:31 CET
The UN's top human rights body must call North Korea to account over
systematic abuses inflicted by the secretive regime on its people, the
European Union said Wednesday.
- Japan, EU call for UN probe of N.Korea rights abuses — 26 February 2013, 18:40 CET
Japan and the EU want the United Nations to launch an in-depth probe
into widespread rights abuses in North Korea, Japan's vice foreign
minister said Tuesday.
- Unique Executive Training Programme in Japan and Korea open to European managers looking for growth in Asia — 19 February 2013, 13:54 CET
European businesses are increasingly considering the enormous export potential to Asia but – besides free trade agreements – in-house expertise is crucial to capture growth opportunities in this region.
- WTO to probe Argentina trade disputes — 28 January 2013, 16:55 CET
The World Trade Organization on Monday established a dispute resolution panel to probe allegations of unfair trade practices lodged against Argentina by the United States, the EU and Japan.
- EU urges quick trade talks after Japan vote — 17 December 2012, 18:50 CET
European Union president Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso on Monday congratulated Japan's Shinzo Abe for his
sweeping election win while urging the swift opening of trade talks.
- US petitions WTO over Argentina barriers — 06 December 2012, 17:07 CET
The United States filed a complaint against Argentina's trade barriers
at the World Trade Organization Thursday, joining Japan and the European
Union in an attack on Buenos Aires's import licensing rules.
- Japan hails EU approval for free trade talks — 30 November 2012, 11:07 CET
Japan on Friday welcomed the green light given by the European Union to launching negotiations on a massive free trade deal between the two economies.
- EU okays free trade talks with Japan while protecting cars — 29 November 2012, 18:15 CET
European Union trade ministers agreed Thursday to launch negotiations on a mega-sized free trade deal with Japan while pledging to safeguard Europe's struggling car makers.
- EUROCHAMBRES statement on a potential EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement — 09 October 2012, 14:04 CET
Following the European Commission’s request for a mandate to negotiate an EU-Japan free trade agreement (FTA), EUROCHAMBRES reiterates that the outcome of free trade talks has to be balanced.
- China defends limits on rare earths exports — 28 June 2012, 11:12 CET
China has defended its limits on exports of rare earths, after major trading partners sought litigation through the World Trade Organization in a months-long dispute.
- CONCERT-Japan Project — 30 January 2012, 19:03 CET
CONCERT-Japan (Connecting and Coordinating European Research and Technology Development with Japan) is a European Union (EU) funded project in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technology Development (FP7).
- — 28 April 2010, 00:33 CET
Between 2000 and 2009, EU27 exports of goods to Japan fell in value by around 20%, from 45 bn euro to 36 bn, while EU27 imports from Japan decreased by almost 40%, from 92 bn to 56 bn. As a result, the EU27 deficit in trade with Japan decreased from 47 bn in 2000 to 20 bn in 2009 and the share of Japan in the EU27's total external trade in goods fell significantly. In 2009, Japan accounted for 3% of EU27 exports and 5% of EU27 imports, and was the EU27's sixth most important trading partner. On the occasion of the 19th European Union - Japan summit, which took place on Wednesday 28 April 2010 in Tokyo, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, issued data on trade in goods and services and FDI flows between the EU and Japan.
- The EU's Trade Relationship with Japan — 08 July 2011, 16:02 CET
As a highly developed economy and major global trader and investor, Japan is an important partner for the EU. Japan is the world's third largest national economy, accounting for around 1.9% of the world population and around 9% of world GDP.