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 the region...

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 tenders Once 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....

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, lice...

Japan Industrial Standards (JIS)

General overview For a general overview on Japanese standards and various resources see the description under Legal & Regulatory Issues » Standards. Practical Information  The Japan Industrial ...

Standards and licenses

To ensure the quality and safety of goods and services provided to Japanese government entities, in quite a few categories certain standards need to be met or licenses obtained. In particular, in tend...

Tender documentation

Given the large diversity in the goods and services that are procured by government entities, it rather difficult to give a concise description of the contents of tender documentation. For the procure...

Explanatory meetings

In case of the procurement of complex goods or services, the procuring entity will organize an explanatory meeting, usually within days after the invitation to tender.  Please note that the informati...

The tender notice explained

For foreign suppliers with no Japanese language capabilities, the English language summary of the tender notice is the first source of information to decide whether there is a business case to tender ...

EU-Japan Centre News

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30 YEARS OF INDUSTRIAL COOPERATION - RESPONDING TO THE CHANGING NEEDS For the past three decades,...
ABOUT THE MISSION The mission is targeting the Food & Drink sectors and will be organised on...
The EU-Japan Centre is currently calling for expert report proposals for its "About Japan"...

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24/10/2017
24-10-17 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET How can I make meetings with Japanese partners more effective and achieve own goals? Meetings with Japanese partners follow a different agenda than the one we are used...
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27-10-17 | 10:00 - 11:00 AM CET What can IP (patent, trademarks and copyrights) do for new technologies such as VR/AR? People talk about VR (Virtual Realty) and AR (Augmented Reality) technologies...

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