On 26 September, JBCE, together with BusinessEurope, Keidanren, European Business Council in Japan, Copa Cogeca, UEAPME and EUROCHAMBERS, co-signed on the joint statement for calling speedy ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

JBCE believes that the EU-Japan EPA is strategically important in the global agenda and it will bring great benefit to both EU and Japanese all-sized companies, workers and citizens.

We therefore urge the European Parliament to proceed with the ratification process as quickly as possible, to ensure that the companies, workers, and citizens of our two economies benefit from this agreement as soon as possible.