FoodDrinkEurope welcomes EU-Japan Economic Partnership finalisation


(Brussels, 11 December 2017) FoodDrinkEurope welcomes the finalisation of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) announced last Friday 8th December. The EU-Japan EPA, which comes with high expectations, both in terms of tariff reductions and removal of non-tariff barriers to trade, should significantly improve the market access conditions for European food and drinks in Japan.

The EU-Japan EPA will strengthen the relations with one of our key trade partners, supporting jobs and growth, and is expected to benefit Japanese consumers who will have greater access to high quality European products, such as dairy products, meat products, confectionery, drinks, and products with European Geographical Indications.

We look forward to seeing the final text of the agreement and the benefits of the EU-Japan EPA materialise in the near future, following a swift ratification process.  

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