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Summary of Treaty

Official Title Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Japan, of the other part
Type of Agreement Bilateral
Place of Signature Tokyo
Date of Signature 17/07/2018
Date of Entry Into Force Pending
Objective of Agreement The purpose of this Agreement is for the Parties to: (a) strengthen the overall partnership between the Parties by furthering political and sectoral cooperation and joint actions on issues of common interest, including regional and global challenges; (b) provide a long-lasting legal foundation for enhancing bilateral cooperation as well as cooperation in international and regional organisations and fora; (c) contribute jointly to international peace and stability through the promotion of peaceful settlement of disputes in conformity with the principles of justice and international law; and (d) contribute jointly to the promotion of shared values and principles, in particular democracy, the rule of law, human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Remarks Application pending entry into force (Article 47(2) and (3))
OJ Reference L216, 24/08/2018, p. 4
Contracting Parties European Union, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
Authentic Texts Bulgarian, Croatian , Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian , Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish
Subject Matters External Relations
Far East
Accession Article 49 Agreement
Authentic Texts Article 51 Agreement
Counter terrorism Article 8 Agreement
Entry into force conditions Article 47 Agreement
Human rights Article 2 Agreement
Settlement of disputes Article 43 Agreement
Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Article 6 Agreement
Suspension / Termination Article 48 Agreement
Territorial application Article 50 Agreement
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Article 5 Agreement
Management Joint Committee (Article 42)
Conclusion Decision

Council Decision (EU) 2018/1197 of 26 June 2018 on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Japan, of the other part; OJ L216 of 24/08/2018, p.1

Competence Mixed
Legal Basis Treaty EU: Article 37
Treaty FEU: Article 218
Treaty FEU: Article 212(1)

Last Update :   28/08/2018