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Japan-U.K. Industrial Policy Dialogue Held

In response to the agreement concluded in the Japan-U.K. summit meeting on August 31, 2017, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI)and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy(BEIS), United Kingdom held a Japan-U.K. Industrial Policy Dialogue to deepen and expand Japan-U.K. industrial cooperation on December 13, 2017.

1. Outline of the dialogue

The dialogue brought together Mr. Masaki Ogushi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, H.E. Mr. Alex Chisholm, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and other officials. Policy officials from Japanese and U.K. authorities exchanged views on variety of issues, including the need to improve productivity through business globalization and the connected industries policy concept, the international situation surrounding major industrial players in terms of the advancement of digitalization and other issues and the industrial strategies released by the U.K. in November 2017. In addition, both sides exchanged views future approaches to Japan-U.K. cooperation in various industrial fields, i.e., space, aviation, energy and climate change, advanced manufacturing, and bio-economy.

2. Outline of the signing ceremony

Following the dialogue witnessed by Vice-Minister Ogushi and Permanent Secretary Chisholm, METI and the UK Space Agency signed Initiatives for the Space Debris Industry, which aims to enhance information exchange on space debris, promotion of business activities, and other issues.

Release date

December 13, 2017

Division in Charge

Information on the dialogue:
Europe Division, Trade Policy Bureau
Information on the signing ceremony:
Space Industry Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau

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