About the Factsheet
Although European firms already have access to the Japanese government procurement market, through the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), the EU-Japan EPA will provide additional opportunities to gain Japanese government contracts. Japan has agreed to further open its government tenders to EU companies and to commit itself to lessening barriers, which were perceived as hampering competition on a level playing field with Japanese companies.
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About the Practical Guide
The EU-Japan EPA offers additional opportunities to EU businesses in the Japanese government procurement market on top of those already available for foreign companies under the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). This guide explains in brief how you can use the EPA to your advantage. To access the guide, please click here.
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 Government Procurement, can be found on the following website of the European Commission:
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This website and related activities are managed by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, a joint venture between the European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) and the Japanese Government's Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (METI).
This support is available for EU companies only. Please note that the validation process may take up to a couple of days and will be confirmed to you by email.
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