Bringing together the two chief negotiators of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), the speakers discuss what the CEPA means practically for businesses in both the UK and Japan, as well as highlight the differences between the UK-Japan CEPA and the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
They also outline their views on the importance of the CEPA as the UK negotiates trade deals with other nations post-Brexit, and consider how the CEPA might impact the UK’s ambitions to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
This event is held in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in the UK and Japan House London.
Hiroshi Matsuura, Chargé d’ Affaires, Embassy of Japan in the UK; Chief Negotiator for Japan, UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Graham Zebedee, Chief Negotiator for the UK-Japan FTA, CPTPP; Director for Continuity Negotiations and Development, Department for International Trade
Chair: Marianne Schneider-Petsinger, Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House