September 16

2021

Webinar 178: Digital Taxation in Japan: Alert for E-service Companies

16-09-21 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET | 5:00 - 6:00 PM JST Are digital-based companies that provide services / products to Japanese consumers subject to any taxes in Japan? During the webinar, we will ...

Main tax reforms for FY 2021

It may come to no surprise that Japan's tax policies for FY2021 are influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a severe social and economic impact. This year also marks the first tax reforms under ...

Ruling coalition’s tax reform for FY 2021 announced: Fiscal support for digital transformation and environment

Japan’s ruling coalition’s tax reform plan for fiscal year 2021, the first under PM Suga, lays focus on supporting digital transformation (DX) and environmental measures. With the shortcomings in ...

November 24

2020

Webinar 161: Consumption tax in Japan – 2020 overview

24-11-20 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CETWhen do I have to pay Consumption Tax when I do business with Japan?What you will learn during this webinar?"Do I have to pay Consumption Tax?", "How can I get paid cons ...

Government Procurement - Questions & Answers

QuestionWhere can I find information about public procurement calls for tender?AnswerThe Japanese government publishes calls for tender in English at a limited number of sites. JETRO (Japan Exter ...

Challenging systems

In line with the WTO agreement on public procurement Japan has established  a complaints system, called CHANS. In practice, this system is seldom used since its establishment in 1996.  At th ...

Electronic bidding

Electronic bidding systems are rapidly becoming the norm in Japan, with many government organisations setting up designated portals to conduct all tender procedures online. The national government has ...

Tender evaluation

The overall majority of tenders in Japan are evaluated on one criterion: - lowest price. The reasoning behind this is that all suppliers participating are deemed to possess the ability and skills to m ...

Tender submission and contracting

Submission and opening of tendersOnce all documents for the tender have been prepared, they must be sealed and submitted at the location specified in the tender notice and/or tender documentation. Doc ...

Licenses

In general, there is little English information made available on licenses and permissions in Japan.  In particular, if a company is active in sectors such as construction or the medical sector, ...

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28-09-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CETWhat are the opportunities for the EU SMEs in the Japanese frozen food and ice cream market?Over time, Japan’s frozen food market is showing a growing trend. However,…
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