Japan's Participation in bilateral free trade agreements

Russia - 13 April 2018

Trade topics: International Trading System

Studying trends and peculiarities of Japanese Economic partnership agreements and FTAs shows that they tend to become more complicated by scope and details. However, their utilization rate remains insufficient: less than 40 [percent. The transfer to the FTAs with country groups helps to overcome the problem of multiple rules of origin: already existing FTA with ASEAN corresponds to the situation of complicated value chains; planned EU-Japan agreement, RCEP and TPP-2 go in the same direction.