UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

Business guidance, explainers and other key documents to help you understand the UK-Japan CEPA.

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Treaty information

Read the agreement documents to understand what the agreement covers and how it might apply to your business.

The parliamentary report provides an explanation of the agreement, including any significant differences or enhancements. It also includes information on rules of origin and trade tariff quotas.

It also shows if the agreement is long form (a standalone agreement) or short form (you should also read the EU agreement).

The agreement document [CS Japan No.1/2020] sets out how the agreement will be implemented in the UK, including any changes to UK legislation.

Published 23 October 2020
Last updated 7 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added link to UK-Japan CEPA: guidance on importer’s knowledge.

  2. Added link to UK-Japan CEPA: how your data is protected

  3. Added links to UK-Japan CEPA: benefits for the UK and UK/Japan: Agreement for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership: summary of chapters.

  4. Added links to: Trade with Japan from 1 January 2021, provisions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), tariff rate quota (TRQ) scheme technical notice, and changes to product-specific rules (PSRs)

  5. Added explainer PDF for digital and data.

  6. Added 3x explainer PDFs for: rules of origin, agri-food, and geographical indications.

  7. Removed UK-Japan CEPA explainers for rules of origin, digital and data, geographical indications and agri-food.

  8. Added promotional document for agri-foods and explainer documents for rules of origin, digital and data, and geographical indices.

  9. First published.