Preferential Agreement Japan


The agreement was ratified by the Japanese government and the EU. The preferential rates under the agreement will be available under the CHIEF system when it comes into effect on February 1, 2019. To apply for preferential tariff treatment under the U.S.-Japan trade agreement, the following requirements must be met: all issues relating to the implementation of these preferential regimes in the United Kingdom must be e-mailed to: dutyliability.policy@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk. Detailed information on preferential schemes is available in the Official Journal L 330 of 27 December 2018. The rules of origin and the original methods are defined in Chapter 3, page 21. All page numbers displayed in this IPC refer to this document. For the version that displays page numbers, select the language and formats, then click in PDF. Representatives of the Japanese government and the EU met in Brussels at the end of June 2019 and reached agreement on a more harmonious and effective implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement and, in particular, on the simplification of the import declaration demanding preferential tariff treatment in Japan. In general, with the exception of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (PPAC) agreement (December 31, 2018) and the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement, japan`s other free trade and economic partnership agreements operate as follows: a public authority of the exporting country certifies that country of origin to use preferential tariff treatment at the time of importation. However, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (and the CPTPP) is based on a system of self-certification. And this has led Japanese customs to use a less familiar principle.

As a result, after the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement came into force in February 2019, Japanese customs began to ask for details on the qualification analysis – for example. B material calculations, regional value, analysis of customs movements, description of production methods, etc. – which will be included in the certificate of origin (or as an appendix) at the time of importation. Given the administrative burden of complying with these measures, importers felt that these requirements were not practical in making a request for preferential tariff treatment under the EU-PJ Economic Partnership Agreement. Importers who did not meet these requirements had late deliveries and, in some cases, rejected claims. With regard to the announcement of 14 March 2019, please know the following points regarding the original procedures for a request for preferential tariff treatment under the EU-Japan EPA (“agreement”), which will be simplified from 1 August 2019, in accordance with paragraph 2 (“How to apply the new procedures”). The text of an original declaration is contained in Appendix 3 D of the agreement, page 680. To assert a preferential tariff under this agreement, a product must be considered to be originating in the territory of the exporting party in accordance with the rules of origin and rules of origin set out in Chapter 3, Section A (pages 21 to 32).

Introductory indications of product-specific rules of origin are contained in Appendix 3-A (page 634) and are contained in Appendix 3-B (page 639).