Human resources

Factsheet: EPA & Contractual Service Suppliers

About the Factsheet

Contractual Service Suppliers and Independent Professionals of the EU are allowed to supply services and engage in business activities in Japan. Engineer or Specialist in international services and humanities previously recognised. The EPA specifies 38 sectors for CSS. Contractual Service Suppliers generally depend on EU-based employers.

Factsheet: EPA & Short-term Business Visitors

About the Factsheet

The EU-Japan EPA grants professionals from EU countries access to Japan beyond what is secured by GATS. Access for short term business visitors (STBV) is outlined in the treaty for those employed by firms doing business in the host country. There are no quotas for STBV.STBV are tied to EU-based employers.

Factsheet: EPA & Investors and Business Visitors for Investment Purposes

About the Factsheet

Access for business visitors for investment purposes (BVIP) is outlined in the treaty for those employed by firms doing business in Japan and the European Union. No quotas for business visitors from the European Union entering Japan for investment purposes. Professionals of the EU covered by 8-B Annex III are generally tied to EU-based employers.

Factsheet: EPA & Intra-Corporate Transferees

About the Factsheet

The EU-Japan EPA grants access to professionals beyond what is secured by GATS. There are no quotas for business visitors for establishment purposes, intra-corporate transferees or investors from the European Union entering Japan. Professionals of the EU covered by 8-B Annex III are generally tied to EU-based employers.

EPA & Human Resources Mobility

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Discover the new programme - Get Ready for Japan

Get an in-depth understanding on how to do business in Japan

The 2-week "Get Ready for Japan" scheme offers EU managers the unique opportunity to experience and understand both the cultural and economic elements which define and explain Japan's business and technological achievements. Continuously improved to meet the latest expectations about business in Japan, the Get Ready for Japan provides EU businessmen with a professional Japan-related expertise.

Report: Human Resources in Japan Legal Aspects

About the Report

This report covers the essential legal aspects of Human Resources in Japan. Here, European businesses will find everything they need to know about recruitment, the establishment of work rules, work patterns, employment contracts, working hours, leaves, wages, termination of employment and restrictions, labour and social insurances for local staff as well as cross-border employment contracts, salaries, tax liabilities and social security matters for expatriate employees.

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