During its mission to Japan this year, the EU-Japan Follow-up Committee will build on its former work in order to further strengthen its cooperation with its well-established network of organisations.
Several bilateral meetings with economic and social stakeholders and Japanese authorities will take place, and a roundtable discussion will be organised on "Circular economy – what needs to be done?".
In relation to the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the Follow-up Committee will pave the way for the work of the Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs) under the trade and sustainable development chapter of the EPA and take part in the first Joint Dialogue with civil society in the framework of the same agreement. It will also measure the preliminary benefits of the agreement as a whole.