The EU has finalised negotiations for a trade agreement with Japan.
EU firms already export over €58bn in goods and €28bn in services to Japan every year.
But European firms face trade barriers when exporting to Japan which make it hard for them to compete.
The trade agreement with Japan will:
- remove these barriers
- help us shape global trade rules in line with our high standards and shared values
- send a powerful signal that two of the world’s biggest economies reject protectionism.
The European Union and Japan have signed a major trade agreement, which will get rid of almost all tariffs on goods between them. It’s the EU’s largest trade deal ever, and will cover a third of the global economy. Leaders from both sides are hailing the deal as a victory for free trade, as the world’s biggest economies are racing to put up trade barriers against each other.
We speak to Heinz D. Kurz, economics professor at Austria’s University of Graz and member of the European Japan Experts Association.
Date: April 13th and 14th, 2018
Venue: Yasuragi, Hamndalsfägen 6, 132 81 Saltsjö-Boo, Sweden
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan.
program brochure (with CVs and abstracts, pdf-file)
14th meeting of the German-Japanese Society for Social Sciences on March 15-17, 2018 at the University of Osnabrück.