JAEPA enters into force

The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force on 15 January 2015, opening new market opportunities with Australia’s second-largest trading partner.

The Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA) delivers substantial benefits for the Australian economy, making it easier to do business with Japan, our second-largest trading partner. JAEPA is the most liberalising bilateral trade agreement that Japan has ever concluded, providing Australian exporters, importers, investors and producers a significant advantage over their international competitors.

JAEPA eliminates or reduces barriers to trade in goods between Japan and Australia. This benefits Australian businesses that seek to export Australian goods to Japan or want to import Japanese goods for sale in Australia or for use as inputs into further manufacturing.

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The QJCCI has enjoyed another successful business mission to Japan, including meetings with leading representatives of Japanese business and government in Osaka, Kyoto, Saitama Prefecture and Kawasaki City as well as Tokyo.

Led by Mr Anthony Shorten MP, State Member for Algester, and accompanied by Mr Derek Brown, DFAT’s Queensland State Director, the QJCCI delegation comprising 10 businesses is now focused on following up the business opportunities developed during the June 7-14 mission.

The Chamber wishes to thank all participants and volunteer organisers, QJCCI Management Committee members Mr Jumpei Morita and Mr Anthony Fensom, as well as Mr Hideto Horiguchi for his invaluable assistance in Kansai, and as always the excellent support provided by Trade & Investment Queensland’s Tokyo office, led by Mr Tak Adachi.

More details on the mission coming soon on the QJCCI website.


Mr Justin Fabo, Head of Australian Economics, Corporate & Commercial, with ANZ Bank, will address a Chamber reception on Wednesday 23 July 2014. The venue is Tattersall’s Club.

Justin’s presentation is entitled “The Outlook for the Queensland, Australia and Japan Economies”.

Justin will discuss the economic outlook for the Queensland, Australia and Japan economies including his views on their current strengths, interest rates, exchange rates and property markets.

Full details and how to book here.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from one of Australis’a leading economists and network with fellow members and guests.