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Japan-Brunei EPA Entered into force on Jul. 31, 2008

Outline

In response to the decision by Japan's Foreign Minister Aso and Brunei's Foreign Minister Mohamed in May 2006 on the start of formal negotiations on the Japan-Brunei EPA, Japan and Brunei started negotiations in June 2006, reached a broad agreement in December 2006, and signed the EPA in June 2007, which came into effect at the end of July 2008.
Brunei is one of the most important suppliers of energy resources, such as natural gas, for Japan. The Japan-Brunei EPA incorporates Japan's first independent chapter on energy. The chapter specifies the necessity for sufficient consideration for existing contracts, the notification to and consultation with the counterpart country, consideration to the environment, cooperation, and the consultation mechanism between the two countries at the time of taking regulatory action in the field of energy. The contents of the chapter contribute to the strengthening of, and the maintenance of the stable and mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries in the field of energy.

Agreement and relevant documents

Agreement

Refer to Annex 1 for the schedule of tariff reduction and elimination for each type of product. The schedule of the counterpart country is provided in English only.
Refer to Annex 2 for the rules of origin for each type of product.
Refer to Annex 4 and Annex 5 for the list of foreign investment restrictions.

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Agreement between Japan and Brunei Darussalam for an Economic Partnership
English
Annex 1
Schedules in relation to Article 16
English
Annex 2
Product Specific Rules
English
Annex 3
Minimum Data Requirement for Certificate of Origin
English
Annex 4
Reservations for Existing Measures
English
Annex 5
Reservations for Future Measures
English
Annex 6
Financial Services
English
Annex 7
Schedules of Specific Commitments in relation to Article 78
English
Annex 8
Lists of Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment Exemptions in relation to Article 79
English

Information of Non-Conforming Measures of Japan/Brunei

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Information of Non-Conforming Measures referred to in paragraphs 3 and 5 of Article 62:Japan English
Information of Non-Conforming Measures referred to in paragraphs 3 and 5 of Article 62:Brunei English

Implementing Agreement

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Implementing Agreement between the Government of Japan and the Government of Brunei Darussalam Pursuant to Article 10 of the Agreement between Japan and Brunei Darussalam for an Economic Partnership English

Operational Procedures

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Agreement between Japan and Brunei Darussalam for an Economic Partnership
OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES referred to in Chapter 3 (Rules of Origin)
English
 
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