Режим свободной торговли: интересы и опасения ЕС и Японии
Relations between the EU and Japan is a topic that rarely gathers much attention in Europe and Japan, as well as abroad. Such an occasion can be observed now: a case of possible conclusion of euro-japanese free trade agreement suddenly gained global significance. The main impetuses, which brought the negotiations high on the agenda for both partners, are unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, freezing of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement and the decision of the United Kingdom to leave the EU. However, despite the fact that both parties are determined to successfully finish the negotiations, the last big hurdle on their way is high import tariffs on the EU agricultural products imposed by Japan.