EPA & Public procurement

About Government Procurement:

The EU-Japan EPA offers opportunities to EU businesses in the Japanese government procurement market on top of those already available for foreign companies under the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). Japan has agreed to further open its government tenders to EU companies and to commit itself to lessening barriers, which were perceived as hampering competition on a level playing field with Japanese companies.

The complete text of the EPA, and Annexes, incorporating the Articles on Government Procurement, can be found on the following website of the European Commission: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1684

For further information about Japanese government procurement and assistance with your tax questions, please consult our Japan Tax & Public Procurement Helpdesk  here


An information pack composed of a factsheet and a guideline has been published on this topic. Please click here to get access. 

In addition, a webinar was organised on this topic. To access the recording, please click here.