Archiv: JEFTA (Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement)

27.06.2019 - 17:28 [ Daily Mail ]

Japan’s foreign minister reveals he has privately begged Boris and Hunt to avoid a No-Deal Brexit amid fears it will devastate the automotive industry

Japan’s Foreign Minister has warned that Britain leaving the EU without a trade deal could threaten the UK’s automotive industry.

Tarō Kōno today said that a No Deal exit would have ‚very negative‘ consequences for more than 1,000 Japanese firms operating in the UK.

27.06.2019 - 17:25 [ Asahi Shimbun ]

EU, Japan seek to push through trade deal before Brexit


„It’s a very high priority that it enter force before the end of March 2019,“ he said at a conference at the CEPS think tank in Brussels, referring to the date when Britain is set to leave the EU.

If a deal entered into force before Brexit, it could apply automatically to Britain during a post-March 2019 transition period of around two years. Otherwise, it might not.

27.06.2019 - 17:22 [ BBC ]

Japan urges UK to avoid no-deal Brexit

He also doubted the UK could sign a new trade deal with Japan – or other nations – before leaving the EU.

„I don’t think so,“ said Mr Kono when asked if he thought it was possible, adding there would be „some kind of gap“ before a deal could be agreed.

26.04.2019 - 14:45 [ ]

EU und Japan wollen noch enger zusammenarbeiten

„Unsere strategische Partnerschaft war niemals stärker“, betonte EU-Ratspräsident Donald Tusk, der bei dem Spitzentreffen gemeinsam mit Kommissionschef Jean-Claude Juncker die Europäische Union vertrat. „Japan ist der engste Freund und Partner in Asien und wird es auch bleiben.“ Der japanische Ministerpräsident Shinzo Abe sagte: „Die Beziehungen zwischen Japan und der EU vertiefen sich kontinuierlich.“

28.03.2019 - 04:12 [ The Left in the European Parliament / Twitter ]

Labour rights: The EU-Japan free trade deal #JEFTA aims to intensify competition in sectors such as car manufacturing & is likely to put downward pressure on job conditions & wages. The same problem is expected from JEFTA


13.02.2019 - 10:58 [ Brendan Chilton / Spiked ]

Jeremy, stay true to your principles

Consensus is emerging within the Parliamentary Labour Party, however, around Jeremy’s proposal for an EU-wide customs union. This would include a customs-union code and a common external tariff. But this proposal needs closer scrutiny.

If this position were to be adopted, the UK would not be able to develop an independent trade policy after Brexit, as doing so would be illegal under the Treaty of Rome. The UK would not have taken back control of its trade. Our capacity to trade would be regulated and controlled by an authority over which we would have no control, influence or rights.

13.02.2019 - 10:55 [ spiked / Twitter ]

Jeremy Corbyn is right to block a second referendum. But his Soft Brexit stance would still betray Brexit voters by keeping us in the EU in all but name. He should stand up for Labour’s great tradition of Euroscepticism, writes @BrendanChilton

11.02.2019 - 10:22 [ DL21 Bayern, die Linke in der BayernSPD ‏/ Twitter ]

So stimmte das EU-Parlament über JEFTA ab … Wir freuen uns, dass die bayerischen SPD-Europa-Abgeordneten Maria Noichl und Ismail Ertug dem sogenannten Freihandelsabkommen zwischen der EU und Japan, dem JEFTA-Abkommen nicht zugestimmt haben.

11.02.2019 - 10:11 [ Greenpeace EU ‏/ Twitter ]

#EUJapan trade deal #JEFTA comes into force today as Japan restarts commercial #whaling and refuses to ratify treaties against worker discrimination and forced labour. So much for #EUtrade commissioner @MalmstromEU promise to uphold ‚highest standards‘ for workers & environment!


01.02.2019 - 10:51 [ BDI ‏/ Twitter ]

#JEFTA – Das mit Abstand größte Freihandelsabkommen der #EU, ist ein wirtschaftlicher und politischer Meilenstein in weltwirtschaftlich unsicheren Zeiten. Zwischen 2013 und 2017 verhandelt, tritt es heute in Kraft. Ein guter Tag für Japan und die EU! #FactNews

01.02.2019 - 10:07 [ CNBC ]

Japan, EU sign trade deal to eliminate nearly all tariffs

(17.7.2018) Tusk praised the deal as “the largest bilateral trade deal ever.” He said the partnership is being strengthened in various other areas, including defense, climate change and human exchange, and is “sending a clear message” against protectionism.

01.02.2019 - 10:01 [ Bart-Jaap Verbeek / Twitter ]

Today the @Europarl_EN ratified the EU-Japan ???? trade deal #JEFTA, which will enter into force on 1 Feb. It is Europe’s biggest deal, covering 635 million people and almost 1/3 of global GDP, and creates a massive expansion of markets


01.02.2019 - 09:11 [ ]

Freihandelsabkommen mit Japan tritt in Kraft

Durch EPA, wie das Abkommen offiziell heißt, entsteht eine gewaltige Freihandelszone zwischen der EU und Japan, die zusammen rund ein Drittel der weltweiten Wirtschaftsleistung ausmachen.

01.02.2019 - 09:00 [ ]

Beschluss der EU-Staaten: Freihandelsabkommen mit Japan kommt

„Entgegen anderslautenden Behauptungen führt das Wirtschaftspartnerschaftsabkommen der EU mit Japan nicht zu einer Deregulierung und Privatisierung von öffentlichen Dienstleistungen wie der Wasser- und Abwasserversorgung“, erklärte die Kommission.

Das Vorrecht der Behörden, öffentliche Dienstleistungen in der öffentlichen Hand zu belassen, bleibe erhalten, und keine Regierung werde zur Privatisierung oder Deregulierung öffentlicher Dienstleistungen auf nationaler oder lokaler Ebene gezwungen.