JBCE, as the European industry organisation representing the companies of Japanese parentage, has been a strong supporter of these negotiations since the beginning.

JBCE holds the firm conviction that an ambitious and comprehensive EPA/FTA between the EU and Japan has great potential to promote innovation and competition, to generate economic growth, and to benefit consumers in both economies.

Since the negotiations are close to finalisation, JBCE would like to reiterate the call to both governments for the conclusion of an ambitious and comprehensive Agreement by the end of 2016.