UE - Japan Agreement

The European Union has signed an agreement to facilitate trade with Japan and on 27 December 2018 it was published in the GUCE L 330

EU Decision 2018/1907

The text is very full-bodied and will be object of study and analysis as very different from the agreements that we are accustomed to verify that the European Union has with other States in matters of preferential origin

The agreement often refers to the rules contained in the GATT and the harmonized system, a symptom of a strong agreement between the parties.

Particularly important are the rules of origin (Annex 3B) as well as the declaration of origin which will be valid for 12 months, new in form and content.