In the context of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement soon to be concluded by both parties, ECIPE organized a high-level conference to discuss the economic benefits and social dimensions of this agreement. It is an important agreement for both sides, but also comes at a time when the principles and practice of the open and rules-based trading system are stressed. The conference reflected stakeholders’ positions on what new trade opportunities will this agreement bring and how can it be used as a platform for improving social conditions and the climate of trade policy in the world.
To view the original posting of this brief on the ECIPE website, click here.ECI_18_PolicyBrief_EU-Japan-EPA_10-2018_LY05
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