Economic Partnership Agreements: Japan

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 7th July 2021.

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Photo of Lord Smith of Finsbury Lord Smith of Finsbury Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to comply with Article 14.12 of the UK–Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, and (2) to discuss measures with the government of Japan to ensure adequate remuneration for (a) performers, and (b) producers, of phonograms used for (i) broadcasting, or (ii) any communication to the public.

Photo of Lord Grimstone of Boscobel Lord Grimstone of Boscobel The Minister of State, Department for International Trade, The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Article 14.12 of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) commits the UK and Japan to discuss measures to ensure adequate remuneration for performers and producers of phonograms when phonograms published for commercial purposes are used for broadcasting or for any communication to the public.

The Parties are currently discussing the implementation of committees under CEPA, including a Committee on Intellectual Property where technical discussions, including those relating to performer and producer remuneration rights, can take place.

The Government will continue to consult with stakeholders, including through the department’s Trade Advisory Groups and Thematic Working Groups, to inform its discussions.

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