Policy paper

The UK’s trade relationship with Japan: parliamentary report

This report explains the government’s approach to maintaining continuity of the trade relationship between the UK and Japan after EU Exit.


The United Kingdom’s future trading relationship with Japan (web optimised version)

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This report contains:

  • an overview of the agreement
  • an overview economic analysis of trade between the UK and Japan
  • an explanation of any changes or significant differences between the UK-Japan trade agreement and the EU-Japan trade agreement

It includes information on:

  • goods
  • tariff rate quotas
  • rules of origin
  • origin quotas
  • customs and trade facilitation
  • technical barriers to trade
  • electronics
  • motor vehicles and parts
  • pharmaceutical products and medical devices
  • sanitary and phytosanitary measures
  • intellectual property including geographical indications
  • sustainability
  • government procurement
  • competition and subsidies
  • services
  • dispute settlement
  • trade remedies
  • women’s economic empowerment

It also includes information on exchanges of letters between the UK government and the Japan government.

Published 23 October 2020