EU Japan relations and partnership agreements

Japan-EU cooperation agreements and trade negotiations

EU Japan trade negotiations

EU-Japan trade negotiations were initiated at the 20th EU-Japan Summit on 28 May 2011, and EU Japan trade negotiations were officially launched on 25 March 2013 by EU President Jose Manuel Barroso, President Herman Van Rompuy and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

There are two parallel negotiations:

  • Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  • Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), a political framework agreement

Read a detailed documentation of EU-Japan trade negotiations and their progress here.

The 1991 Hague Joint Declaration and the 2001 Action Plan for EU-Japan Cooperation

Agreements

Europe Japan Science and Technology Agreement

EU-Japan Summit Meetings

EU-Japan Summit meetings started with the 1st EC-Japan Ministerial Meeting in 1984, the 22nd EU-Japan Summit Meeting was held in 2014.

List of EU Japan Summit meetings and EC-Japan Ministerial Meetings with links to documents.

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