Factsheet: EPA & Tariff Rate Quotas

About the Factsheet

The aim of this Factsheet is to explain to EU exporters the preferential market access opportunities under TRQs offered by the EU-Japan Agreement for an Economic Partnership. The EU-Japan EPA provides 25 TRQs for a number of EU products to be imported in Japan on a preferential basis. These TRQs allow during a fiscal year, and for a limited volume (the aggregate quantity), a partial or total import duty suspension for the product concerned. Most of the TRQs are administered by Japan through a TRQ volume allocation procedure by lottery or by proportional distribution. A limited TRQs are managed by Japan using a ‘simultaneous buy-sell’ (SBS) mechanism. The competent Japanese authority for TRQ management is the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAFF). 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.