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During summer 2018 it was conducted a survey to improve the understanding of rules of origin.

Market Access Database

FTA: Free Trade Agreement

  • Tariff elimination

    The EU and Japan have agreed to eliminate customs duties for the import of goods originating in the EU and Japan, either when EU and Japan production. In order to take full advantage of the EU-Japan EPA comes into force, or gradually for almost all goods.

  • Rules of Origin

    Rules of origin ensure that EU-Japan EPA preferential tariff rates benefit EU and Japan production. In order to take full advantage of the EU-Japan EPA preferential tariff rates, traders will need to fulfil the rules of origin defined in the agreement and prescribed for each and every product.

  • SMEs and EU-Japan EPA

    The EU-Japan EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement) can make life easier for SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) from both sides to export and import.
    Almost all tariffs have been eliminated or reduced. Import requirements have been simplified where possible, including customs procedures, rules of origin or technical regulations.