On February 1 the new free trade agreement between the EU and Japan enters into force

Anafric members have held a meeting with the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture

On February 1, 2019, the new Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Japan will enter into force after the respective parliamentary ratifications.

This Agreement will eliminate the majority of tariffs (value that amounts to approximately one billion euros per year) that EU companies pay to export to Japan and allows access to a market of 127 million people for key agricultural products .

In particular, the export of processed pork will be tax-free, as well as a partial release of exports of fresh pork, which will allow to open additional business opportunities to export pig products

For beef from tariffs will be reduced from 38.5% to 9% over a period of 15 years and for a significant volume of beef meat products, allowing exports to increase in Japan. For its part, Japanese beef will enjoy free access to tariffs in the EU market.

In this sense, several members of Anafric held a meeting last December with a senior representative of the Ministry of Agriculture of Japan in the face of the visit of a group of inspectors of the Japanese country with the aim of approving the protocol of the pre-listed system, why Japanese authorities delegate in Spanish the power to authorize companies to export and establish the list of establishments authorized to export beef to Japan.

In addition, the agreement also ensures the protection of geographical indications both in Japan and in the territory of the EU.

Likewise, they have agreed to simplify the approval and authorization procedure and that the import process is completed without an unreasonable bureaucratic burden.

Finally, the agreement will not reduce security standards nor will it require the parties to change their internal policy options on issues such as the use of hormones or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).

News published on 01/30/2019 on the web:http://www.eurocarne.com/noticias/codigo/42133/kw/El+1+de+febrero+entra+en+vigor+el+nuevo+acuerdo+de+libre+comercio+entre+la+UE+y+Jap%C3%B3n