On 17 July 2018, the European Union and Japan signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the largest trade agreement ever negotiated by the EU and which will create an open trade zone for more than 600 million people. The agreement entered into force on Friday 1 February 2019. In order to raise awareness of the possibilities offered by this agreement and to help EU SMEs to use them, the EU-Japan Centre has set up a CEPOL helpdesk to help and guide EU SMEs in finding relevant information. The EPO Helpdesk answers EPO-related questions, organises webinars and publishes fact sheets and/or a practical guide on a particular topic or sector. Recently, foreign direct investment (FDI) flows have shifted from an EU flow from a Japan-centric flow[12] to a flow from Japan to the EU. [13] In 2006, the EU invested €16.2 billion and Japan €1.6 billion. Please cite as: UNCTAD, Mapping of IIA Content, available under investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/iia-mapping For more information: Project page Mapping Project description and methodological document Věra Jourová, European Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Equality, stressed that “data is the fuel of the global economy and that this agreement will allow data to be secure between us for the benefit of our citizens and Europe`s economy.” As stated by the European Commission, “in the digital age, both sides reaffirm that in the digital age, the promotion of high standards of privacy and protection of personal data and the facilitation of international trade must and can go hand in hand”. Japan and the European Union (EU) launched the new year with triple success….