Japan Business Council
for Trade and Investment Facilitation (JBCTIF)
Profile of JBCTIF
The Japan Business Council for Trade and Investment
Facilitation (JBCTIF) is a business organization comprised of Japanese
companies and industry associations that was established in April 1997,
with the objective of examining problems relating to international trade
and foreign direct investment faced by Japanese companies as well as making
recommendations to the Japanese/foreign governments regarding institutional
improvements for addressing those problems.
the increasing globalization of the world economy, there are many cases
where issues relating to the trade and investment institutions of trading
partners and host countries have been hampering the business activities
of Japanese companies. Japanese companies find it difficult to solve these
problems even though they have directly requested the governments of trading
partners to make improvements to their systems.
On the other
hand, various activities for trade and investment liberalization and facilitation
are being implemented through bilateral negotiations and multilateral
negotiations in international organizations such as the World Trade Organization
(WTO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD),
the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Asia-Europe Meeting
Japanese businesses, on their part, need to work towards the improvement
of these trade and investment issues by making maximum use of these opportunities.
Activities of JBCTIF
is for this reason that the JBCTIF produces an annual report on "Issues
and Requests relating to Foreign Trade and Investment" based on our
analysis of the results of a survey on "Problems relating to Trade,
Investment and Local Manufacturing in Overseas Countries and Regions"
which is conducted by the JBCTIF to its member companies every year. The
JBCTIF also makes recommendations to the Japanese government and others
on issues that we wish to be included on the agenda of the government
negotiations with other countries.
These recommendations by the JBCTIF are being reflected in bilateral/multilateral
negotiations and regional cooperation.
Members of JBCTIF
Issues and Requests for Improvements on Trade
and Investment Barriers in 2015
Regarding this study
study was made by analyzing the answers to "Questionnaire on Problems
relating to Trade, Investment and Local Manufacturing in Overseas
Countries and Regions" done by Japan Business Council for Trade
and Investment Facilitation (Representative: Hideya Taida), aiming
at its member entities engaged in trade, from December, 2014 to
information includes the still existing problems suggested by the
answer to the Questionnaire done before 2014. The problems pointing
out this year are bold letters in HTML and underlined in PDF.
Issues and Requests
Order by COUNTRY
Order by CATEGORY
New Issues and Requests for Improvements
on Trade and Investment Barriers in 2014
Survey Report 2014
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