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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 Handbook: A guide to help EU SMEs import Japanese products

About the Report

Would you like to start importing food or non-food stuffs from Japan, but are unsure what 'preferential tariff treatment', 'rules of origin' and 'HS codes' are? "How to Import using the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)" is a handbook for the EPA, can help you find your way and also point you to sources of help and information. The handbook includes straightforward explanations, step-by-step instructions, 3 case studies and other tips.

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