Regulatory cooperation

The EPA provides for regulatory cooperation between the EU and Japan. The EBC has long called for the two economies to work together to make certain that double testing is eliminated or that products do not have to be developed specifically due to differences in regulations or standards in the two markets. This is also something that is recommended by the EU-Japan Business Round Table.


  • The EU and Japan should work together to achieve better harmonisation between the two regions with the aim of avoiding re-testing when marketing the products on either market.