JMC is not a for-profit organization that was established in December 1952 with the approval of the Minister of International Trade and Industry (currently the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry) in accordance with the Export and Import Transaction Act in order to “establish order in export transactions, conduct operations that promotes the common interests of its members, and promote the sound development of the machinery export trade.”
Based on our founding purpose to “establish order in export transactions and promote the sound development of the machinery export trade,” the Japan Machinery Center for Trade and Investment (JMC) has developed various operations designed to address changes in global trade, investment and market environments and uphold and advance the international trading system that is founded on free and fair rules.
Currently, we are contributing to the development of Japan’s machinery industry by taking up important matters that companies have to address as the environment surrounding trade and investment undergoes significant change caused by rapid technological advancement and global environmental issues. We also provide information on governments initiatives and international trends through various committees and seminars, and submit opinions and requests from member companies to the governments.
The Establishment and Nature of JMC
JMC member companies are exporters engaged in the export of machinery, such as machinery-related manufacturers, trading companies, and engineering companies. Currently, JMC has approximately 240 member companies, which include large and medium-sized representative companies from Japan’s manufacturing and trading industries.