On 27 June 2012, the 5th EU-Japan Joint Cooperation Committee (JCCC) took place in Brussels. The JCCC agreed to discuss a more permanent technical solution for the exchange of information regarding the mutual recognition of Authorised Economic Operators, as well as other potential benefits for reliable traders. The Committee also decided to explore more concrete collaborative projects in the area of risk management systems. Both parties agreed to continue cooperation in international fora regarding border enforcement and intellectual property rights, and to cooperate at the multilateral level on customs and trade facilitation matters.