METRO's Position on the Free Trade Agreement / Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Japan
METRO GROUP appreciates the efforts to facilitate bilateral trade between the EU and Japan through an Free Trade Agreement. Within the scope of the negotiations, METRO GROUP very much hopes that especially requirements for food additives will be relaxed, allowing the export of popular European food to Japan and vice versa.
METRO's Position on Protectionism in Indonesia
Indonesia experiences increasing protectionism. Most of the policies reflective of this trend are non-tariff measures, as tariffs are already very low. METRO GROUP’s subsidiary Classic Fine Foods (CFF) cannot realize its full potential due to this protectionism and is prevented from delivering the highly specialized high-class products from the EU which Indonesian customers demand.