Dear GED followers,
TTIP is seemingly breathing its last breath and President Donald Trump declared the US’ official withdrawal from TPP. Are mega-regional trade agreements at an end then? Not quite. Nowadays many experts are looking at the trade deal negotiations between the EU and Japan to set a renewed signal against protectionism and for free trade among the global economic community.
PLEASE JOIN US on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at 2.00 – 2.45 pm CEST (Berlin) for our GED Webinar on the effects of an EU-Japan free trade agreement. Dr. Christian Bluth and Dr. Cora Jungbluth from the Global Economic Dynamics (GED) team will present the key findings of our new study “On the Economics of an EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement“. Afterwards, Dr. Axel Berkofsky, Gianni Mazzocchi Fellow at the University of Pavia, Italy and Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI), Milan, Italy will discuss the role of the agreement with regards to the broader relationship between the EU and Japan.
The interactive online session will provide an overview of the economic effects of the EU-Japan trade deal and potential implications for EU-Japan relations.
Specifically, we will focus on the following questions:
- What is the current state of negotiations between the EU and Japan?
- How would a shallow/deep trade deal affect GDP, bilateral trade volumes and sectoral value-added in the EU and Japan?
- Which role does the agreement play for the relations between the two economic powers?
- Which are the prospects for future negotiations?
Please join our discussion online or by phone. We look forward to greeting you online!
If you register for our webinar, a reminder will be sent to you automatically one hour prior to the beginning of the event.