On 17th October, JBCE Trade Policy Committee and Corporate Policy Committee co-hosted the joint meeting to discuss the EU-Japan EPA/FTA. JBCE welcomed Mr. Marco Chirullo, Deputy Chief Negotiator of EU-Japan EPA/FTA in DG TRADE, as a guest.

Mr. Chirullo shared the state of play of negotiation after 17th round which had been held in the end of September, followed by the discussion with the JBCE members.

JBCE calls for a conclusion earliest possible in 2016 in order to keep up with a rapidly changing global business environment.