Secrecy concerns over EU-Japan trade deal hit the fan

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(28 March 2017)  Despite all the commitments to transparency, the texts of the proposed deal between the EU and Japan remain under lock and barrel. Following concerns raised by EPSU and others as far back as 2014, civil society groups are now highlighting our concerns over this deal. The Commission and the Japanese government foresee to conclude before the end of the year. Leaked information confirms that the Investor Court State System is to be part of the deal, despite the fact that Japanese investors almost never have used this in the EU.  As with other trade deals EPSU will judge the text against the benchmarks we have set for CETA, TTIP and TISA.

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