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EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement – Chances and Challenges: Supported by DJW

Special focus: health ~, functional ~, and super food

Status quo and economic chances of the agreement.

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Fr 21.09.2018, 09:30 - 12:30 ()

Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater CMS Hasche Sigle
Breite Straße 3
40213 Düsseldorf

On 17 July 2018, Presidents Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk together with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA) at the EU-Japan summit in Tokyo. The signature of the agreement is a strong signal to the world that two of its biggest economies still believe in open trade, opposing both unilateralism and protectionism.

The JEEPA is the biggest trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU. It will create an open trade zone covering over 600 million people. Moreover, it will have a global effect since the European Union (EU) and Japan contribute to more than a third of the world's gross domestic product (GDP). Beside the stepwise cancellation of 97% of the current tariffs, the agreement also governs inter alia the reduction of other barriers to trade, regulations for intellectual property rights and specifically regulations for pharmaceutical and medical products as well as food (recognition of international standards).

We hold this seminar with kind support of the Japanese-German Business Association (DJW) and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). We will present the status of the current economic cooperation with Japan, the development of the EU-Japan partnership and the focal points of the agreement. Furthermore, you will become acquainted in more detail with aspects of the regulatory framework und intellectual property rights. The seminar will also take a closer look at the regulations regarding the industry of health food, functional food and super food.


  • Dr. Heike Freund, Lawyer, CMS:
    "The Regulation of Health Foods, Super Foods and Food Additives in light of the JEEPA
  • Dr. Thomas Hirse, Partner, CMS; Dr. Michael Huhn, Partner, IPrime:
    "What is the Agenda for Patents and Patent Term Extension,TradeSecrets and the Enforcement of IP Rights?"
  • Yoshiaki Kodachi, DirectorGeneral forEURO IP Group ofJapaneseIndustry, JETRO Düsseldorf
  • Dr. Detlev Langmann, Founder and Partner, Langmann Momentum Consulting:
    "Enterprise Strategies through the Regulatory Framework"
  • Dr. Julia Münch, Executive Board Member, DJW:
    "The Economic Relationship between Germany and Japan"


CMS Hasche Sigle
Langmann Momentum Consulting


Japanese-German Business Association (DJW) 


By 14 September 2018 via https://event.cms-hs.net/Register.aspx 
Attendance is free of charge.