UK and Japan: Towards Free(er) trade

The UK and Japan have officially launched Free Trade Agreement negotiations

Who? Department of International Trade, UK

When? 9 June 2020

Document: Press Release, Policy paper: UK's approach to negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan

Why does it matter?

Free Trade Agreement offers important opportunities to increase trade volumes with the country or countries in question. Often, preferential trade covers many areas, in particular, the opportunity to lower customs duty. Qualifying products that meet the rules of origin and other rules, as detailed in the Agreement, can benefit from preferential duty rates.

What can I do?

More Information

  1. Identify Policy Objectives. Access Press Release.

  2. Read the Policy paper "UK's approach to negotiating a free trade agreement with Japan"

  3. Japan-U.K. trade deal faces hurdles despite good intentions

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