Factsheet: EPA & Meat Products

About the Factsheet

The aim of this Factsheet is to explain to EU meat exporters the market access opportunities offered by the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement as well as, in a brief overview, the relevant Rules of Origin and import procedures in Japan. This factsheet focuses first on the bovine products, elaborating on the duties and the safeguard measures applied to the production. It then discusses pork products, explaining the gate price system for pork imports in Japan, and the related safeguards measures. Finally, this factsheet takes a close look at the processed meats and meat preparations within the EPA, and discusses the duties applied to poultry and horse meat. To read the factsheet, please click here. 

Webinar Deliverables: 

A Webinar was organised on this topic. Please click here to get access to the recorded session. If you would like to access our guest speaker PowerPoint slides, please click here.

The complete text of the EPA, and Annexes, incorporating the Articles on Meat products, can be found on the following website of the European Commission: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1684. The list of EU and Japanese GIs, protected under the Agreement is in Annex 14-B.