According to the WTO, Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) is an import regime in which quantities inside a quota are charged lower import duty rates, than those outside. The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement 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.
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In addition, webinars were organised on this topic:
How can EU exporters of forestry products benefit from EPA concessions in exporting their products to Japan?Import trade concessions are contained in the EPA for EU exporters of forest products to
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