[21] For example, Japan and the UK technology sector considered that a digital trade chapter in the future Japan-UK Free Trade Agreement was essential for the development of economic relations between the two innovative economies. www.techuk.org/insights/news/item/17538-techuk-welcomes-the-launch-of-uk-japan-trade-negotiations updated table of trade agreements, to include the nature of the agreements and to change a certain percentage of the total trade values. 6. Accuracy: The accuracy of the results depends on the accuracy of the data sources used. UK trade values come from statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Find out more about methodology and quality on the ONS website. The EU-Japan Adequacy Agreement (entered into force in January 2019)* If the UK is to act in accordance with WTO rules, tariffs would be levied on most products that UK companies send to the EU. This would make British goods more expensive and more difficult to sell in Europe. The UK could do the same for EU products if it so wishes. DIT argues, however, that it is not uncommon for countries to use provisional application, meaning that a renewed trade agreement would enter into force before the 21-day period begins or is concluded. on the EU free trade agreements in which the UK currently participates The two governments are currently negotiating an agreement that prioritises `continuity`, given that high-level political pressure to achieve `continuity` is intensifying.

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