EPA Helpdesk Webinar 1: Rules of Origin

25-09-18 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h

How can my SME benefit from the preferential rates linked to the Rules of Origin?

The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will come into force in 2019 giving opportunities to European SMEs to start exporting or strengthen their exports to Japan. The agreement lets exporters benefit from preferential rates provided that their products are made within the European Union. However, the Rules of Origin can become complex to understand, especially when the supply chain involves multiple countries. The goal of this webinar is to provide easy to understand information about what the Rules of Origin are. It will also act as a guide for SMEs with regards to the procedures they need to follow in order to prove their goods are from the EU.

This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk. Each webinar will be address a different topic or sector and will look at the changes the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement will make and the opportunities it will create. Each webinar will be accompanied by a factsheet and a practical guide. For more information on the EPA Helpdesk please click here.

The webinar is targeted to European SMEs seeking to understand the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, and wishing to benefit from the new regulations and procedures for rules of origin included in the EPA.

Registration deadline: 24/09/2018

What you will learn during this webinar?

In 40 minutes from your desk, discover how to:

  • Understand how your SME can benefit from the Rules of Origin and preferential rates
  • Determine in which cases the goods you are exporting will be considered as originating from the EU
  • Find which rule to apply to prove your products are European.
  • Understand the exceptions and tolerances to the rules
  • Find out where necessary documents are and which procedures to follow
  • Know which tariffs will be lowered after the agreement comes into force
  • Learn about a Greek SME’s experience with exporting to Japan

Programme:

  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session
  • Conclusion

Speaker: Laurene Oudart - Project Manager - Tokyoesque. Ms Oudart is working at Tokyoesque as a project manager and has a background in management, marketing and Japanese studies. She lived in Tokyo where she completed the Japan Market Expansion Competition in 2016, and holds a Master’s degree in International Management for Japan gained at SOAS. 
Moderator: Gwenael Beauvais - Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office