In 2016, the Electronic Frontier Foundation described RCEP`s first draft intellectual property provisions as “simply the worst copyright provisions ever seen in a trade agreement.”  In accordance with CEPA, the importing Party may set the validity of the declaration of origin for longer than the 12 months provided for in the EU-Japan Agreement. The new measures provide that a request for information may be made during the verification, either until the end of two years following importation or until the end of thirty-eight months after the date of submission of the origin declaration, whichever is earlier. In November 2007, the Heads of State and Government of the member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Japan met for the 11th ASEAN-Japan Summit. The Heads of State and Government welcomed the conclusion, since April 2005, of the negotiations on the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (`AJCEP`) on the basis of a series of negotiations. The AJCEP entered into force among all countries in July 2010.The AJCEP became the eighth Economic Partnership Agreement after Singapore, Mexico, Malaysia, Chile, Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei. Japan and the United Kingdom have both committed under the new agreement to improve the use of sustainability impact assessments. However, some changes were not welcomed by civil society organisations, including the removal of the chapter on sustainable development from the scope of the CEPA provisions and the modification of the joint dialogue meeting with civil society every two years instead of the year provided for in the EU-Japan EPA. Before leaving the EU`s internal market and customs union, the UK benefited from the EU`s extensive network of existing trade agreements with third countries. In many cases, the UK has simply tried to “shake up” transactions with third countries. Although the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement is one of the most recent (and comprehensive) agreements the EU has signed to date, both the UK and Japan have agreed that there are areas where the two countries could go further to reflect the bilateral trade relationship between the two countries. The main elements of the agreement (1) General rules: objective of the agreement, terminology, transparency of administrative procedures, etc.