Factsheet: EPA & Meat Products

About the Factsheet

COMING SOON - revision in progress

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. 

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.