02-12-2014 | 10:30 - 11:30 GMT +1

What kind of support services are available for EU SMEs doing business in Japan with regard to tax issues and for those who wish to enter Japan's lucrative Public Procurement market?

New support service for EU SMEs covering Tax Issues and Access to Public Procurement Market in Japan!

Launched in November this year and managed by the EU-Japan Centre, the Japan Tax and Public Procurement (JTPP) Helpdesk is a new service that intends to support European SMEs with tax-related issues and market access to the public procurement (PP) market in Japan.

With a potential market value of as much as 550 billion euro, Japanese public procurement remains an untapped market for European SMEs.  Although Europe-based multinational companies are active in the PP market through Japanese subsidiaries, many SMEs are still reluctant to enter this market due to lack of information and the complexity of procedures.  The JTPP Helpdesk aims to overcome these barriers by providing practical information, assistance with completing standard procedures and insights into market opportunities.  Through its “Ask-the-Expert” service, the JTPP Helpdesk also acts as an intermediary between European SMEs and selected expert services providers such as tax accountants, business administration offices and translators if it concerns a more complex inquiry. Also, the JTPP Helpdesk offers the following services:

  • Assistance with obtaining Supplier Qualifications
  • Public Procurement Market Quick Scan
  • Webinars and training on tax and public procurement
  • Online news services on recent developments
  • (Limited) Tender monitoring services
  • Practical guides and checklists

The webinar is targeted at: EU SMEs considering entering the public procurement market in Japan and SMEs looking for support with tax related matters. 

What you will learn during this webinar?

In 40 minutes from your desk, you will:

  • Get an insight into what the JTPP Helpdesk can do for you
  • Receive an explanation about the various services provided by JTPP Helpdesk
  • Get an introduction about the Public Procurement market in Japan
  • Get an overview of the tax system in Japan


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

Speaker:  Lyckle GRIEK, Japan Tax & Public Procurement Helpdesk Manager, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation Tokyo Office
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office

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