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JBCE presents its Declaration Ahead of the New Political Mandates in 2024


JBCE is pleased to present its declaration ahead of the European Elections and the new political mandates (2024-2029).

JBCE has been contributing to policymaking at EU level for the past 25 years and cultivates a strong collaboration with the European Institutions to strengthen both the political and trade relationships between the EU and Japan and develop a policy framework that supports fruitful and responsible business conduct.

Reinforcing the cooperation within the framework of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) remains one of JBCE’s main priorities and, for this purpose, it would like to emphasise that:

◾ Improving European competitiveness in the context of the EU’s economic security agenda, should not be done at the expense of relationships with its most trusted partners.
◾ It supports the idea of Japan becoming an Associated Country to Horizon Europe.
◾ It stands ready to contribute to the policy discussion to create rules favouring a more sustainable and resilient market with the EU and other like-minded partners.
◾ Achieving sustainable and responsible supply chainsrequires a holistic and cooperative approach where all relevant stakeholders recognise their shared responsibility and work together towards the same objective.
◾ International harmonisation, especially in the digitalfield, remains of paramount importance when it comes to definitions of key terminology but also standards used.

Please read our declaration to find out more about concrete proposals JBCE would like to put forward and do not hesitate to reach out to the Secretariat for further cooperation.

Mikaela NILSSON - Senior Policy Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Download documents:
Final JBCE Declaration