Japan-EU EPA Signed
Japan and the European Union signed the economic partnership agreement (EPA) in Tokyo on Tuesday, 17 July. The EPA, which will remove tariffs on most of each other's goods in phases, is expected to be put into effect by the end of March, 2019. Comments by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker are available from the Japan News article. For the details of the agreement, please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.