01.07.2014: CELCAA welcomes the continuation of the EU-Japan FTA negotiations August 21, 2014

CELCAA, Copa-Cogeca and Food Drink Europe welcome last week's decision by the Member States to continue the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement with Japan.  

Copa-Cogeca, FoodDrinkEurope and CELCAA welcome last week's decision by the Member States to continue the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement with Japan.  The EU agri-food chain partners are pleased that the negotiations have received the go-ahead.  They are certain that this Agreement will have a significant positive impact on both our economies by further opening markets and improving regulatory coherence. The next round of negotiations will be held in Tokyo from 7 - 11 July 2014.

Press release is available here

For information:

In 2012 and 2013 EU food chain organisations’ made first joint statements in favour of an FTA with Japan. See:            http://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu/uploads/statements_documents/Joint_statement.pdf

http://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu/uploads/statements_documents/Joint_statement_EU-Japan_Summit_%28agri-food%29_%28FINAL%29.pdf


CELCAA, the European Umbrella of the trade in agri-food and agri-commodities products welcomes the provisional application as it will increase market access for many EU agri-food products, protect the European GIs and provides a fast track process for SPS issues.
See the press release here and the infographic here.