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SMEA Compiles an Export Support Handbook for SMEs-Take advantage of the opportunities provided by the TPP!-

With the agreement in principle on the Trans-Pacific-Partnership, large opportunities will appear not only for large enterprises but for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and therefore, the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (SMEA) has prepared a handbook compiling measures which support SMEs to allow them to take advantage of the opportunities provided by the TPP at every stage.

The SMEA has prepared a handbook which simply and clearly introduces support measures for business operators who are interested in developing their businesses overseas. The handbook groups the measures into the following three categories: “understand and survey,” “plan and prepare,” and “expand overseas.” For each support measure, the handbook presents information about consultation counters which are readily available for consultations, and a QR code, by which one can access the relevant webpage with a smartphone.

In addition to having been uploaded to the SMEA’s “Mirasapo” webpage, the handbook is to be distributed at the Yorozu Support Centers, the 65 TPP consultation counters (at each Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan (SME Support, JAPAN)) throughout Japan, and other relevant places in the future.


Release date

January 25, 2016

Division in charge

Business Support Division, Business Support Department, SMEA

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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