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In favour of Europe’s Renaissance

Map of Europe (Wikipedia)

Map of Europe (Wikipedia)

EU

If interested in EU Politics,

Read “Pour une Renaissance européenne”

from Emmanuel Macron

More from: https://eu-renaissance.org/fr?utm_source=Liste+Globale&utm_campaign=a6639fb79a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_03_07_10_29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d1b0a6826d-a6639fb79a-51583403#

and also check the “EU Fake News” List:

LAREM – Europe Renaissance 2019

 


Panasonic is moving its EU headquarters to Amsterdam ahead of Brexit


“We cannot wait”: Panasonic is moving its EU headquarters to Amsterdam ahead of Brexit” tells us Panasonic Europe’s CEO Laurent Abadie. We have been studying this for almost one year, and evaluating everything, and then we decided a few months ago to move forward. He added that the company had examined potential tax issues, as well as its ability to move goods and capital, before deciding that it had to move.

Abadie added that, for many Japanese companies, the UK has long served as an entry door to the European market. “After Brexit, the UK cannot be the entry door to Europe any more, that’s a fact.”   (Quarz)

 

More details from:
https://qz.com/1374524/panasonic-europe-ceo-laurent-abadie-announces-that-the-corportate-headquarter-will-move-from-the-uk-to-amsterdam-from/


The EU–Japan EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement) is signed!!

EU-Japan Trade

EU-Japan Trade

“History was made in Tokyo on 17 July 2018. At the 25th EU–Japan Summit, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, for the long-awaited signing of the EU–Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). It is set to become the world’s largest bilateral agreement, covering 600 million people and nearly a third of global trade.

Formal negotiations began in 2013 and were finally concluded last December. The initial aims of the agreement were to solidify the economic relationship between the EU and Japan by removing tariffs, creating more transnational business opportunities and promoting job creation. However, in the political context of 2018, the EPA also represents the ongoing commitment of both the EU and Japan to free trade, fair trade and friendship.”  (source: EURO Biz)

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So, if you intend to do business with Japan in 2018 onwards, we recommend you to read one of our books:

“The Ultimate Survival Guide for Business in Japan” (http://www.gbmc.biz/survival-guide–e-book.html)

“Mastering Japan Business” (http://www.gbmc.biz/mastering-japan-business–e-book.html)

“Bridges to Japanese Business Etiquette” (http://www.gbmc.biz/bridges-to-japanese-business-etiquette–e-book.html)

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More details about the agreement from:

https://eurobiz.jp/ebc-update/its-official/

 


What are the consequences of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for you?

EU – GDPR

“The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is making the biggest change to data privacy law since many years. All organisations which hold or process personal information need to comply from 25 May 2018. 

Data protection laws have always been designed to protect people’s privacy while deriving the benefits for business and public bodies of a data-rich society. However, with the amounts of data flowing in the digital age, the current regime is no longer fit for purpose.

Increased connectivity and the growth of digital services and social media mean people are widely sharing their personal information with multiple organisations and companies.

High-profile data breaches across the corporate world have shown the need to tighten data security.  Increased individual concerns over what businesses are doing with private information have also grown.

On 25 May 2018, a new European-wide regulation – known as GDPR – will come into force. This will see the law get stricter on the collection and handling of personal data.”  (Entreprise Europe Network/EU Commission)

Read more details from:

https://een.ec.europa.eu/news/data-protection-one-month-gdpr

 


GBMC’s Interviews highlihting #Japanese companies presence in #Europe are online now! 

GBMC’s Interviews highlihting #Japanese companies presence in #Europe are online now! Check out:
www.gbmc.biz/gbmc-interviews.html#

Source: GBMC Interviews Section, Europe Japan Relations


EU-Japan EPA: Japan and EU settle trade pact, aim for 2019 start !!

EU-Japan Trade

EU-Japan Trade

Good news, at last !!!

Japan and the European Union wrapped up negotiations Friday (Decembre 8, 2017) on a far-reaching economic partnership agreement that would encompass about 40% of the value of global trade. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker affirmed the move by phone. The finalized pact, which the parties aim to sign next summer at the earliest and have take effect in 2019, would also cover about 30% of the world’s gross domestic product.”   (Nikkei Asian Review)

More info from: 

https://asia.nikkei.com/Japan-Update/Japan-and-EU-settle-trade-pact-aim-for-2019-start?page=1

OR ALSO

“Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono today announced the successful conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Building on the political agreement in principle reached during the EU-Japan Summit on 6 July 2017, negotiators from both sides have been tying up the last details in order to finish the legal text. This process is now finalised.”

(EU Commission Press Release, Decembre 8, 2017)

More info from:

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-5142_en.htm

http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1684

OR FINALLY

https://gbmc-blog.biz/2017/10/04/eu-japan-making-moves-towards-trade-liberalisation/

Looking forward to a prosperous EU-Japan year 2018!!

The GBMC Team


EU-Japan: Making moves towards trade liberalisation!

Strategic Alliances and Partnerships in Japan

GBMC’s article published in the Septembre 2017 issue (issue 50) of “The Shipping Network Magazine”, the official magazine of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (see pages 12 and 13).

Content: Update on the status of the negotiations for the EU-Japan EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement) and Analyse of the impact of populism on a future deal.

Download the magazine (PDF file) from here: ICS – Shipping Network Magazine – 50 septembre 2017

 


EU-Japan FTA: towards Open Markets and Stronger Economies!

EU-Japan Trade

EU-Japan Trade

 

EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska:

“If we can work together effectively on the basis of open markets, our economies will gain, our businesses will gain, and our consumers will gain,” insisted EU Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska in her speech at the EU-Japan Business Round Table in Tokyo to an audience that included Japanese Cabinet Ministers and businesspeople.

“The free trade agreement that we are negotiating will stimulate growth on both sides.

She noted that there are those who believe markets and borders should be shut, but pointed to the fact that this has not worked historically. If Japan and the EU are to move forward and grow economically, these voices of opposition must be proven wrong; and in order to do this, both entities must work closely together.”    (EUROBIZ News)

 

Very well. Enough negotiations: When will a deal be signed?? Meanwhile, because of  higher trade tariffs, Europeans companies are loosing ground (market shares) in Japan to US rivals and others!!

Read more from:

http://eurobiz.jp/qa/open-markets-stronger-economies/

and

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/eu-japan-epa-why-europe-needs-finalise-deal-right-now-philippe?trk=mp-reader-card

 

 


French Tech Tokyo : a bridge to the new “Start up Republic”?

La French Tech (source maddyness)

La French Tech (source – Maddyness)

“In recent years, the French startup ecosystem has enjoyed incredible momentum, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers and many other talented individuals. France has been called a new “Startup Republic”, dotted with thriving hubs and talent that are vehicles for a robust entrepreneurial mindset. 

This domestic momentum has a name – “French Tech” – and French startups are rallying around this emblematic moniker. The ecosystem is developing very quickly and there is no doubt that France has now reached a tipping point. 

This can be easily seen in Paris with its numerous innovation stakeholders, and where a strong political will acts as a driving force. The city is quite simply bubbling with activity, with over 40 business incubators, 80 coworking spaces, 20 fab labs, close from 1,500 startups being set up annually, and a growing number of success stories. Today, there is an exceptionally strong impetus in Paris and this has been acknowledged and heralded by international rankings. 

For example, it is the world’s leading city for intellectual capital and innovation (PwC Cities of Opportunity, May 2014) and it is now the leader in Europe for the vibrancy of its innovation market as regards the amount of fundraising and number of transactions. Lastly, it appears in the top six world tech cities (CB Insights, “The Next Silicon Valley”, November 2014).”    (La French Tech Tokyo Hub)

Interested in investing or joining?

More details from: http://tokyo.lafrenchtech.com

 

 

 


EU exit would make UK ‘less attractive’ to investors, says Japan’s PM

Shinzo Abe and David Cameron (Picture - AFP)

Shinzo Abe and David Cameron (Picture – AFP)

“The UK would be “less attractive” to Japanese investors if it votes to leave the European Union, Japan’s prime minister has said. Shinzo Abe said Japan’s business sector saw the UK as a “gateway” to Europe. Japan would rather negotiate a trade deal with the EU as a block, rather than with “individual states” in Europe. The UK will go to the polls in a referendum on its EU membership on 23 June.”  (BBC News)

 

UK leaving the EU would probably mean increased Japanese (and US) investments in Continental Europe in the future. Is it really what UK citizens want? What do you think about this EU Referendum in UK?

 

Read more from:  http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-36215146

 


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