Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

April 19, 2016

2 Background

May 2011 Summit leaders agreed to start the scoping exercise to define the outline of EPA/FTA negotiations at the 20th Japan-EU Summit.
July 2012 Following the successful conclusion of the scoping exercise, the European Commission decided to ask the Council of the EU for a negotiating mandate for the Japan-EU EPA/FTA negotiations.
November 2012 The Foreign Affairs Council of the EU adopted the mandate.
March 25, 2013 Summit leaders decided to launch negotiations of the Japan-EU EPA/FTA at their telephone conference (Japan-EU Summit Telephone Talks).

3 Negotiations on the Japan-EU