[2013-05-22] FTA Hearing session at VNO-NCW

FTA Hearing session on May 22 at VNO – NCW

DUJAT cooperates with Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and VNO-NCW in the framework of the Free Trade Agreement talks between Europe and Japan.   This subject has been and still is of great interest of both Japanese and EU government.

Date: Saturday, May 22 (12.00 – 14.00)

Location: VNO-NCW in de Malietoren (Bezuidenhoutseweg 12  Den Haag)

Admision: Free of Charge

Language: Dutch

Members only and this session is for Dutch speaking audiences

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FTA  negotiations EU – Japan will address a number of EU concerns, including non-tariff barriers and the further opening of the Japanese public procurement market. Both sides aim at concluding an agreement covering the progressive and reciprocal liberalisation of trade in goods, services and investment, as well as rules on trade-related issues.  The historical “first talk” took place between 15 – 19 April 2003 in Brussels and the several negotiations will be expected through this year. Japan is a big partner for EU exporters but they sometimes complain that its large market is rather limited in favour of domestic producers.