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UK-Japan Free Trade Agreement: Launch of Virtual Spring Mission


Since January 2021, the UK has a new Free Trade Agreement with Japan, the world’s third largest economy, opening even more opportunities for UK companies to forge partnerships and generate new business in this dynamic Asian country. Marking this exciting new chapter in trading relations between the UK and Japan, the Department for International Trade (DIT) is hosting a series of business focused UK-Japan Trade events.

On the 2nd of March 2021, the Minister for Exports, Graham Stuart, will launch the ‘Partnering with Japan – Spring ’21 Free Trade Agreement Series’. The 90-minute launch event will provide expert insight into the Japanese market and how the Free Trade Agreement can benefit business, as well as enabling participating companies to develop their knowledge of how to succeed and support their plans for engaging with the Japanese market. The event will also outline the benefits of  DIT’s in-house Export Academy, and the wide range of support you can receive from our Strategic Partner, Export to Japan.

To get involved and join the launch event, businesses and organisations can Sign Up Here. The event will include sessions with the Minister, experts in Japan and leading figures from UK companies.

Date: 2nd March, 2021

Time: 09:00 – 10:30 UK Time

Location: Zoom

Register: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rc1xSq7sQrOx43rh93inQg

Price: Free


There has never been a better time to do business with Japan.

Throughout this three-month Spring mission series, a wide variety of events will be on offer: from webinars and business-to-business roundtables to Q&A sessions – with sector, regional and investment events all taking place.

These events have been specifically designed to inspire and support companies to export with Japan. In the coming days and weeks the DIT Event Calendar will be updated with the events taking place as part of series – in the meantime please do check regularly to see what is on offer Here.

UKFT members interested in the Virtual Spring Mission to Japan, please let paul.alger@ukft.org know so we can support your involvement.