EPA Helpdesk Webinar 2: Opportunities for European SMEs in Japan's Government Procurement Market

13-12-18 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h

What additional opportunities will the EPA offer to European SMEs?

The EU-Japan Economic partnership Agreement (EPA), expected to come into force in 2019, will give European companies additional opportunities in Japan’s government or public procurement market. While European companies already have enjoyed access to Japanese government contracts under the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), the EPA builds upon the GPA and gives European companies additional access to procurement by Japanese government entities and extra assurances to compete with Japanese companies on a level playing field.

This webinar is part of a series of webinars by the EU-Japan EPA Helpdesk. Each webinar will 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 and to register, please click here.

The webinar was 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..

Topics covered during this webinar:

  • Understand what the added benefits are from the EPA
  • Access information regarding procurement opportunities in Japan
  • The process of government procurement works in Japan
  • To prepare for participation in government procurement in Japan

Speaker: 
Lyckle Griek, Project-manager, EU-Japan Centre - Japan Tax & Public Procurement Helpdesk.
Moderator: Gwenael Beauvais - Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office

Webinar recording and publications

The recording of the past webinar, its related materials, and the publications covering this topic are available here.