Eu Japan Aviation Safety Agreement

The Commission stated that the new aviation security agreement showed „mutual trust“ and an „obligation to deepen“ the partnership. BASA is a bilateral aviation safety agreement that facilitates the technical evaluation process of two signatory states. For example, an importing country can avoid double inspections by accepting inspections and certifications by an exporting country. After the signing, the two sides will work to formally finalize the pact, the Commission said, but the agreement will be „applied provisionally“ until it enters into force. Both parties will continue to sign the agreements as soon as possible and in according with their respective internal procedures. For more information and figures on THE EU-Japan air relations and EU aviation in general, see the Atlas of Heaven. The agreement will allow the mutual adoption of certificates and compliance results by the authorisation bodies and the relevant authorities of both parties. The horizontal agreement allows any EU airline to fly between Japan and each EU member state in which it is established and in which there is a bilateral agreement with Japan and traffic rights. It does not replace bilateral agreements, but adapts them to bring them in line with EU law. This is an important step in relation to the traditional organisation of air transport based on nationality restrictions and complements the EU`s internal external aviation market. Representatives of Japan and Europe have concluded a bilateral civil aviation safety agreement, whereby each side recognizes and accepts the administrative authorizations of the other party. The agreement will eliminate „unnecessary duplication“ in the evaluation and audit of aviation products, according to the European Commission, in order to reduce the administrative burden.

In December 2015, the European Commission presented a proposal to open negotiations with Japan as part of its aeronautical strategy for Europe. The negotiating mandate was approved by the Council of the European Union on 8 March 2016. Negotiations ended in July 2019. The bilateral agreement was signed on 22 June 2020. European Commission Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said: „Deepening aviation safety cooperation with Japan is a priority as part of our common goal of improving air passenger safety globally. Today`s agreement will help ensure maximum aviation safety while boosting trade in aircraft and related products between the EU and Japan. Civil aviation safety agreements reduce the transaction costs associated with aircraft exports while ensuring a high level of safety in partner countries and contribute to the harmonization of product standards globally. The European Union has already concluded such agreements with other major air partners such as the United States, Brazil and Canada and has recently signed an agreement with China. On 16 January 2009, the EU and Japan signed a horizontal agreement and agreed on closer cooperation on safety and mutual recognition of the certification of aviation products by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EEAS). Through these activities, BASA reduces the economic burden on airlines and aircraft operators.

1. The purpose of this agreement is to ease the burden on the aviation sector by removing dual export and import controls on civil aviation products, such as aircraft and other procedures, and to facilitate the free movement of civil aviation products.

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