The total value of the EU’s output of fruit and fresh vegetables at basic prices was EUR 57.5 billion in 2017. This represented 13.9 % of the value of all the agricultural goods and services produced in the EU. The value of fresh vegetables produced in the EU was EUR 34.5 billion in 2017 and that of fruit was EUR 22.9 billion.
Regarding the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, all fresh fruit and vegetables have been liberalised at the entry into force of the Agreement, or will be liberalised over a period of maximum 10 years. A more or less comparable scheme of preferences is seen for the processed fruit & vegetables, except for a number of processed peas and beans, for which tariffs will be liberalised within a tariff rate quota.
The complete text of the EPA, and Annexes, incorporating the Articles on fruit and vegetables, can be found on the following website of the European Commission: https://policy.trade.ec.europa.eu/eu-trade-relationships-country-and-region/countries-and-regions/japan/eu-japan-agreement/eu-japan-agreement-chapter-chapter_en
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