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Cecilia Malmström

European Commission

EU Commissioner for Trade
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Yasukazu Irino

Japan External Trade Organization

Executive Vice President
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Luisa Santos

BusinessEurope

Director for International Relations
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Shinichiro Oka

JAMA, European Office

Director General
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Silke Wettach

WirtschaftsWoche

EU-correspondent
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Kazuo Kodama

Mission of Japan to the European Union in Brussels

Ambassador
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Takehiko Matsuo

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

Director-General for Trade Policy
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Frans Hoorelbeke

Board of Directors of Daikin Europe

Chairman, member
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Marco Chirullo

European Commission

Deputy Chief Negotiator of EU-Japan FTA/EPA, DG Trade

Roundtable: EU-Japan Agreement: Policy and Business Perspectives

24 May 2018

15:00-17:00

The negotiation of an Economic Partnership Agreement between EU and Japan (EU-Japan EPA) has reached a final agreement in December 2017. This free trade alliance is one of the largest economic agreements that either the EU or Japan has ever concluded. In view of an early entry into force of the Agreement, JETRO, the Japan External Trade Organization will organize a roundtable to promote the mutual benefits the Agreement will bring to both European and Japanese industries. The first session will focus on the impact and the significance of the EPA with keynote speeches from trade regulators and government officials. In the second session, we will discuss about how the EPA will open more opportunities for businesses in the EU and Japan, and the possibilities for further cooperation.