Fabian Demicoli

Progress reached at the 3rd Round of EU-Japan Trade Talks


The European
Union and Japan continued their negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement in a
third round discussions this week in Brussels. 

The negotiations focussed
on discussing each side's proposals for the text of the future FTA in all areas
of the trade agreement – from market access for goods and services to
investment, non-tariff barriers and the further opening of the Japanese public
procurement market.  An agreement between the two economic powerhouses is
expected to boost Europe's economy by 0.6 to 0.8% of its GDP and may create up
to 400.000 jobs. It is expected that EU exports to Japan could increase by
32.7%, while Japanese exports to the EU would increase by 23.5%. The next round
of negotiations will take place in early 2014.

 

 

What we can do for you

INFORMATION POINT

BUSINESS SERVICES

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

LOCAL ISSUES & LEGISLATION

B2B NETWORKING EVENTS

LEGAL ADVICE

FUNDING ASSISTANCE

COURSES

BECOME A MEMBER

The Malta Chamber of SMEs represents over 7,000 members from over 90 different sectors which in their majority are either small or medium sized companies, and such issues like the one we're experiencing right now, it's important to be united. Malta Chamber of SMEs offers a number of different services tailored to its members' individual requirements' and necessities. These range from general services offered to all members to more individual & bespoke services catered for specific requirements.

A membership with Malta Chamber of SMEs will guarantee that you are constantly updated and informed with different opportunities which will directly benefit your business and help you grow. It also entails you to a number of services which in their majority are free of charge and offered exclusively to its members (in their majority all free of charge).