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Focus Summer 2017

We present and discuss current research and economic policy related topics in International Economics. This quarter about:

EPA - Free Trade Agreement EU-Japan




Die EU-Commission  is making an effort to improve the transparency of its free-trade negotiations.
Hier finden Sie die Links zu den wichtigsten Dokumenten und Hintergrund-Studien der Europäischen Kommission betreffend Jefta.

Ahead of its exit from the European Union, the UK is currently negotiating to secure free trade agreements with several countries, but what does this kind of deal actually mean?


The free trade agreement between the EU and Japan may come into effect in 2019. Spokesmen of the economy of the region Lower Austria are in favor of JEFTA.

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Response of the German Government to the inquiry of several members of parlament regarding JEFTA, the Free Trade agreement between the European Union and Japan. (German)

Rolf J. Langhammer, economist at the Kiel institute for the world on the japanese motives for completing a free trade agreement with the European Union. (German)

This study of the ifo institute on behalf of the 'Bertelsmann-Stiftung' revisits the case for an EU-Japan free trade agreement (FTA), providing estimates ofits potential economic significance

Bertelsmann-economist that several German sectors, including pharma, IT and electronics, could benefit from the agreed-in-principel free trade agreement between Japan and the EU. However more transparency is needed in regard to consumer-protection.

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