18th Annual Meeting of the EU-Japan Industrial Policy Dialogue
EU News 73/2015
The 18th Annual Meeting of the EU-Japan Industrial Policy Dialogue took place on 17 March in Brussels. One of the main outcomes of the meeting was the adoption of a Regulatory Cooperation Joint Document foreseeing the enlargement of the existing cooperation to new areas such as robotics, construction and medical devices.
The Regulatory Cooperation Joint Document is the first step towards a deeper and enlarged regulatory cooperation between the EU and Japan.
The Regulatory Cooperation Joint Document builds on the existing cooperation between the EU and Japan.
The intention is to undertake the cooperation at the earliest stage possible in the process so as to avoid potential damaging discrepancies in the respective systems.
As well as preventing potential regulatory divergences, the cooperation also aims to reduce and solve behind the border issues, while respecting the legitimate policy objectives of the parties.
Source and additional information:
Dialogue (C)EU, 2015 URL