Agriculture

07-12-21 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h CET

EPA Helpdesk Webinar 44: EPA Impact on EU Agri-Food and Textile Exports to Japan

Which EU Agri-Food and Textile Sectors have benefited most from the EPA?

The EU-Japan EPA entered into force on 1 February 2019. How has the application of this Agreement influenced EU exports of Agri-Food and Textile Products to Japan? Which sectors have seized the opportunities of preferential market access in Japan, and which have not?

02-03-21 | 10:30 h - 11:30 h CET

Webinar 165: Smart Farming technology in Japan and Opportunities for EU Companies

What business opportunities does the Japanese Smart Farming Technology market offer to European SMEs?

03-02-21 | 10:30 h - 11:00 h CET

Export to Japan 11: EU Advantages–Agriculture and Food Products

Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which entered in force on 1 February 2019, and we are seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan. But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices.

Case Study: Anja / SME / Looking for Distributors

Anja, spol. s r.o. – from SK

From its base in Bratislava, Slovakia, Anja deals with the manufacturing, trade and storage of agricultural products. With a growing presence in Asia, the company wanted to research the feasibility of establishing links with Japan. Moreover, they were keen on adapting Japanese management techniques in their expanding company.

24-03-15 to 24-03-15 | 10:30 h - 11:30h GMT +1

Webinar 36: Organic and Health Foods in Japan

What are the characteristics of the Japanese market for organic and health food?  Which future market development can be expected and how can the attitude of Japanese consumers towards organic and health foods (from abroad) be described? How can European companies enter the Japanese food market in an efficient and effective way? 

About Biotechnology

Japan has one of the most developed biotechnology sectors in the world, as evidenced by the high number of patents filed. The number of bio venture start-ups peaked in 2013 and  several foreign firms are now trying to enter the market.

About Agroindustry

Until recently, Japanese agriculture experienced a long period of contraction. Since 1990, the value of Japan’s agricultural production has decreased by more than 25% and the number of commercial farm households and agricultural workers by more than 50%.

Agricultural Technology

Japan has a shrinking agricultural sector, marked by workforce and skills shortages due to the lack of young people becoming farmers. The country is also facing growing concerns regarding water shortages.

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