Reaffirming the key elements of the 1999 Joint Declaration on E-Commerce, the two sides will strengthen cooperation between the relevant Australian and Japanese authorities, in particular: b) to assess recent developments in international trade policy and the potential effects on trade and investment flows between Australia and Japan, with a particular focus on economic integration agreements in the Asia-Pacific region; (a) the conclusion of a bilateral framework for cooperation on cooperation within the framework of joint actions to facilitate trade; (c) identify and describe existing barriers to trade and investment between Australia and Japan. This would include products (tariffs, tariff quotas and non-tariff measures), services and investments (pre-operating and post-operating conditions, market access, temporary free movement of natural persons), as well as other relevant issues, such as public procurement and competition policy, as well as issues that may arise when implementing the cooperation activities listed in Appendix I; and JAEPA is Australia`s second bilateral trade agreement with a major trading partner in North Asia, following the signing of a free trade agreement with Korea in April 2014. A free trade agreement is being negotiated with China. Together, these three economies account for more than half of Australia`s exports. Opening of a dialogue between experts from IP Australia and the Japanese Patent Office on the exchange of information on the reciprocal exploitation of patent searches/test results. A number of concessions were guaranteed for Australian agricultural exporters, while Australian tariffs on electronics, white goods and cars were to be reduced. Negotiations on the agreement began under the Howard government in 2007. Abbott said: “This is the first time Japan has negotiated a comprehensive economic partnership agreement or a free trade agreement with a major economy, especially a large economy with a strong agricultural sector.”  Prime Minister Abe visited Australia in July to sign the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement and address the Australian Parliament.  Complete an improved bilateral framework for energy and minerals to broaden and deepen political dialogue and cooperation in areas such as promoting a favourable environment for bilateral trade and investment, sustainable development in energy and mineral policy, research, cooperation and cooperation in areas of common interest, and industry participation. The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) offers significant benefits to the Australian economy and facilitates business with Japan, our second largest trading partner. The agreement will strengthen and strengthen trade between two of the largest economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
facilitate dialogue on the exchange of information through a bilateral agreement between the relevant agencies. JAEPA is the liberalized bilateral trade agreement that Japan has ever entered into and offers Australian exporters, importers, investors and producers a considerable advantage over their international competitors. It will give Australian agricultural exports – many of which reside in Queensland – unprecedented market access and a competitive advantage. This publication was published prior to the entry into force on 15 January 2015 of the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA). Japan is the world`s third largest economy and has a long and important trade relationship with Queensland.