EU to negotiate an FTA with Japan

An artist's view of EU and Japan

An artist’s view of EU and Japan

On 29 November 2012 the European Council decided to give the Commission ‘the green light’, to start trade negotiations with Japan, aiming at the conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement between the two sides.

As Sting has already noticed the EU has embarked over the past few years on a huge operation, to conclude FTAs with its trading partners outside the North Atlantic economic volume. This is a gigantic step, bound to turn a page in international trade history. The largest trading economies of the world, the US and the European Union in reality have abandoned the order and the terms on international trade as guaranteed by the World Trade Organisation.

After the collapse of the Doha Round of the WTO, a development that has to be totally charged on the US, Washington started to negotiate FTAs with its main political followers all over the world. The EU could not stand and watch. Now it’s the turn of Japan to negotiate a FTA with the EU. Japan is the EU’s second biggest trading partner in Asia, after China. Together, the EU and Japan account for more than a third of world GDP.

This FTA way to reshape international trade, a solid base for world economic growth all over the recorded and non-recorded history, is a pitiful development, meant to restore the American domination over the world economy. So far the EU is responding well to this challenge and the whole affair may become a boomerang for Washington. Might is not gained with tricks but with real force, economic and political. The US seems to lose grounds on both accounts.

For more details see: http://ec.europa.eu/trade/creating-opportunities/bilateral-relations/countries/japan/http://

For Doha Round see: http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/dda_e/dda_e.htm

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

the European Sting Milestones

Featured Stings

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

Israel @ MWC14: Israel The Start App Nation

This surgeon runs a makeshift hospital for over 200,000 people

Could Rwanda become Africa’s healthcare leader?

UN welcomes Angola’s repeal of anti-gay law, and ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation

Security Council hails ‘historic and significant’ joint peace declaration by Ethiopia and Eritrea

These Asian economies invested in their people – and it paid off

Depression is the no. 1 cause of ill health and disability worldwide

UK must end ‘unlawful’ administration of Chagos Archipelago ‘as rapidly as possible,’ top UN court rules

Viktor Orbán, Hungarian Prime Minister, at a 2015 event in Brussels, Berlaymont. (Copyright: European Union , 2015; Source: EC - Audiovisual Service; Photo: Lieven Creemers)

Hungary and Ireland build front to say no to EU tax harmonisation plan

Who cares more about taxpayers? The US by being harsh on major banks or the EU still caressing them?

Ukraine pays the price for lying between Russia and the EU

Berlin vies for a Germanic European Central Bank

The MWC14 Sting Special Edition

Brexit: PM May must hush Boris Johnson to unlock the negotiations

Apparently the EU Digital Single Market passes necessarily from China’s Digital Silk Road

Children are so hungry in one British town they are eating from bins

Data show EU Economy in a stubbornly subdued state

80 adolescents a day will still die of AIDS by 2030, despite slowdown in epidemic

The movement of anti-vaccers: taking humanity back 200 years

UN food relief agency airlifts aid to DR Congo province hit by Ebola outbreak

Copyright: European Union , 2017; Source: EC - Audiovisual Service; Photo: Frank Molter

EU hits deadlock on the future of glyphosate a month before deadline

Doctors vs. Industry 4.0: who will win?

UN chief welcomes new Government in Lebanon, after eight-month impasse

India m2m + iot Forum Hosts Successful 4th Editions of India Smart Cities Forum and India Smart Villages Forum

Secretary-General repeats call for support to Lake Chad countries after latest Boko Haram attack

Bram in Colombia

EU budget: Will Germany alone manage Britain’s gap?

All sides in Yemen conflict could be guilty of war crimes, UN experts find

COP21 Breaking News_08 December: Cities & Regions Launch Major Five-Year Vision to Take Action on Climate Change

Violence will not deter Somali people in their pursuit of peace, says UN chief, in wake of lethal attacks

Why are wildfires getting worse?

Youth unemployment: No light at the end of the tunnel

The European Youth Forum needs better signal for its “call” for Quality Internships

Here’s how to make ‘value-based healthcare’ a reality

State of the Union 2018: The Hour of European Sovereignty

Use space technology to build a better world for all, urges UN chief

What empty homes and hipster coffee shops tell us about globalization

Eurozone: Retail sales and inflation point to recession

Who is to lose from the 6-month extension of the EU economic sanctions against Russia?

“C’est la vie”? French recession and unemployment to linger in Eurozone

Drought in Europe: Commission presents additional measures to support farmers

Service and Sacrifice: For Ghana, UN peacekeeping is a ‘noble opportunity to serve humanity’

RescEU: MEPs vote to upgrade EU civil protection capacity

Increasingly under attack, women human rights defenders need better back up

Environment Committee MEPs vote to upgrade EU civil protection capacity

Brexit effect: Public opinion survey shows that EU is more appreciated than ever

European Citizens’ Initiative: A game of much publicity and one big lie

Presentation of Juncker’s Investment Plan: Can 315 billion euros save the EU?

COP21 Breaking News: “There is an ecological debt that the world needs to pay back to Africa”, French President Francois Hollande promises 2 Billion euros by 2020 from Paris

We don’t need to ban plastic. We just need to start using it properly

How our food system is eating away at nature, and our future

Food supply chain: A step closer to ending unfair trading

The Indian case: health policies need to keep pace with public health literacy

Eurozone: Black economy loves the South

ECB will be the catalyst of Eurozone’s reunification

Facebook wins EU approval for WhatsApp acquisition; just a sign of the times

Why the 33,000 staff European Commission did not have a real contingency plan for the refugee crisis?

Is Erdogan ready to tear down the bridges with Europe and the West?

Germany rules the banking industry of Eurozone

G20 LIVE: “ISIL is the face of evil; our goal is to degrade and ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organisation”, US President Barack Obama cries out from Antalya Turkey

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s