Since the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) launched in February of last year, there has been a sharp increase of food export from the EU to Japan. Yet, many EU exporters perceive an access to Japanese market is still difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices. A webinar is organized to present useful and practical information for food producers and exporters in Belgium and help familiarize with Japanese market and export procedures to Japan.
Full session covering:
- Topic 1: Understanding the Japanese culture and learning its business practices – 40 minutes including Q&A session
- Topic 2: Process, procedures and planning for exporting a product to Japan, FOOD SECTOR – 55 minutes including Q&A session
- Topic 3: EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement opportunities in the food sector – 40 minutes including Q&A session
– Ms. Chieko Nakabayashi, Consultant
– Yvan Van Eesbeek, Expert food – EU-Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation/EEN Japan
Ms. C. Nakabayashi worked at the United Nations Agencies in the fields of industries, and agriculture, forestry & fisheries. She also worked for Japanese Government Agencies in all sectors concerned for Japan’s ODA programs. She is a licensed lecturer on management for manufacturing and service businesses. She is currently based in Brussels and teaches at European Universities.
1. Belgium’s Food Export to Japan.
- Facts and Images of Belgian Food and Drink – Royal and Historical Brands
- Recent Surge in Belgium’s Food Export
- Trade Supports for Belgium’s Food Exports
2. Belgium’s Advantages in Japanese Food Market – Cases of Selective Products
- Frozen Potatoes
- Dairy Products
3. How to Benefit from EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) for Belgium Food Exports to Japan
- Preferential Tariff Treatment – REX Registration, Rules of Origin, Partnership with Japanese Importers
- Simplified and Efficient Trade – Import Processes & Procedures, Rules & Regulations
4. Knowing Japan’s Food Market and Products
- Consumer Orientation
- Distribution and Sales – Geography and Outlets, E-commerce
- Trade Promotion and Due Diligence