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Trade with Japan from 1 January 2021

How you import from and export to Japan will change from 1 January 2021.

The UK signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan on 23 October 2020. This Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) maintains the benefits of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with enhancements in areas of mutual interest. The EU-Japan EPA remains in force in the UK until 11pm on 31 December 2020.

This guidance provides information on the key terms of trade for UK businesses trading under the CEPA that will be in force from 1 January 2021.

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