Antonio Tajani, AP’nin AB-Japonya arasındaki ticaret-stratejik anlaşmalarına yeşil ışık yakmasından memnun (english)
AB ile Japonya arasında müzakere edilerek tamamlanan Ekonomik Ortaklık Anlaşması ve AB-Japonya Stratejik Ortaklık Anlaşması Strazburg’da gerçekleştirilen Avrupa Parlamentosu Genel Kurulu’nda 12 Aralık’ta yapılan oylamada 152 “red” oyuna karşı 474 oyla onaylandı.
EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement: President Tajani welcomes Parliament’s green light
European Parliament President Antonio Tajani welcomed today’s Plenary vote on the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement and on the Strategic Partnership Agreement with Japan.
President Tajani stated: “This is a good agreement for our citizens, our workers and our businesses. European exporters will have easier access to a market of 127 million people, where demand for European quality products is high. It helps to maintain and boost the 600.000 jobs linked to EU exports to Japan. It also protects consumers, by guaranteeing that the EU’s high health, environmental and labour standards will be protected.
This is the largest bilateral trade deal concluded by the European Union. It covers one third of world GDP and 40% of international trade. The entire real economy, including investment, manufacturing, services, e-commerce, agriculture, will also benefit considerably from this agreement.
Europe’s entrepreneurs are leaders in excellence and quality. Many of our SMEs are export orientated. It is in the European Union’s best interests to promote an intelligent trade policy based on open markets, fair rules and a level playing field.
Our long-standing friendship with Japan goes far beyond trade. It is based on shared values, including an open society, human rights, rule of law and sustainable development, all of which underpin the Strategic Partnership Agreement. In trade as well as in political cooperation, we are stronger together.”