Eu Japan Customs Agreement

Taxation and On 17 July 2018, the European Union and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the largest trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU, which will create an open trade area of more than 600 million people. The chapter also includes the creation of a technical commission for all customs matters, to ensure consistency with the activities of the existing Joint Customs Cooperation Committee (under the EU-Japan Customs Agreement (CCMAAA). The chapter provides for joint meetings for these two committees. With regard to plant health, the EU-Japan Agreement recognises the concepts of non-harmful zones, non-harmful production sites and non-harmful production sites, as well as low-prevalence areas and the concepts of protected areas that they apply for trade among themselves. The parties also ensure that procedures for fixing or maintaining import plant protection conditions are implemented without undue delay. To qualify for the preferential tariff, the importer must submit a « request for preferential tariff treatment » to its local customs authorities. This right may be based on the exporter`s declaration of origin or on the importer`s knowledge that the product originated. European Union delegation to Market access conditions for EU exports for beef, including veal, will be significantly improved. The agreement provides for a reduction in tariffs over time (from 38.5% to 9%, with the tariff initially lowered to 27.5%, and a volume-based protection function, based on a model similar to that agreed by Japan in the TPP). The EU`s export potential is fully reflected in the level of the safeguard clause, which will disappear in 15 years if it is not used for four consecutive years.

Food trade Market access The Product Specific Rules of Origin All SRSs have been agreed on the condition that they allow EU exporters to benefit from tariff reductions negotiated under the agreement. In cases of suspected irregularities and fraud, the customs authorities of the parties help each other on the basis of the existing agreement between the EU and Japan. On 17 July 2018, Japan and the European Union (EU) signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that will remove EU tariffs on Japanese cars as well as the vast majority of tariffs on imports of European meat, wine and dairy products. If the agreement is approved and implemented by the Japanese Parliament and the European Parliament, it will open up enormous market opportunities for both sides: customs cooperation aims to increase the efficiency of customs controls, reduce the burden on traders and strengthen security. The EU is committed to ensuring that the provisions apply to all border control agencies or to the relevant authorities designated by the contracting parties. For the first time in the EU agreements, the EU-Japan free trade agreement will contain corporate governance provisions that will be incorporated into a specific chapter. These provisions are based on the OECD`s governance code and reflect eu and Japanese best practices and rules in this area. The objectives of the chapter are twofold: to facilitate trade and promote customs cooperation on a bilateral and multilateral basis.