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Nordic companies join ex.portal Japan Directory

Julkaistu 16.09.2020

ex.portal is an amplified digital trade portal produced in partnership with Japan's largest English-language news site. The Japan Times online is read by almost 10 million readers per month.

On the first of February, 2019, the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force, eliminating more than ninety percent of Japanese custom duties for imports of goods with a preferential origin from the European Union.

Trade with Japan, as it was to host the Olympics this year, was foreseen to be boosted. But within less than a year since the trade agreement came into force, global trade and industries has been affected by COVID-19

Created to address the challenges posed by the supply-chain disruptions in global trade, ex.portal strategically provides a list of quality companies, suppliers and service providers, with an active interest in the Japanese market, through a trusted source, The Japan Times.

By reaching the very heart of the Japanese market, ex.portal country directories bring together the very best of international import-export trade opportunities.

The Nordic region is one of Japan’s key trading partners within the EU, hence ex.portal is launching directories for Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden this October 2020. Companies of all sizes with an interest in the Japanese market have begun enlisting.

The ex.portal service includes building search engine optimised profiles for each company in both English and Japanese to be hosted on Japan’s leading online publication The Japan Times. ex.portal will be further amplified strategically across various online channels targeted to Japan through search engine and social media marketing.

Visit the ex.portal corporate site to learn more: English | Japanese

For more information on how to include your company in ex.portal, please contact Marco Lobregat, International Trade Director at