9th Meeting of the EU DAG under the EU-Japan EPA

The 9th meeting of the EU Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) under the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), and the first meeting of the new 2023-25 term, took place on 19 July, 2023.

On the agenda:

  1. Welcome and transition to new mandate chaired by the outgoing Chair Erika Koller
  2. Statement by the new Chair
  3. Tour de table – introduction of the DAG members - new composition
  4.  Update from DG Trade on the implementation of the TSD Chapter and follow-up of the joint meetings held in March 2023 follwed by Q&A
  5. Launch of a desk study with the title "A scoping study to encourage industries to prepare business for mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence"
  6. Suggestions for a work programme
  7. Updated rules of procedure for the EU-Japan DAG - for information