The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

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Members of INTA Committee took a close look at the landmark Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan – just two days before the deal was signed by EU and Japan leaders in Brussels and during times of mounting global trade tensions. The former Japanese chief negotiator, Mr. SUZUKI, DG TRADE's Director-General, Mr. DEMARTY, as well as wide range of stakeholders from the EU and Japan, including business, trade unions and Civil Society, discussed its content and potential impact.

The Public Hearing, chaired by the INTA Chairman and with contributions by the INTA Rapporteur, Mr. SILVA PEREIRA, kick-started the Parliamentary debate on the consent procedure.

The European Parliament has the final word on the deal before it can enter into force.