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New Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Distribution Policy Decided

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI), in collaboration with other relevant ministries and agencies, formulated the Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy, which compiles concrete distribution policy measures to be promoted, based on the FY2017-FY2020 Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy Outline that shows the guidelines for the national government's distribution policy and administration. The program was approved at the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy Promotion Council.

1. Outline

On July 28, 2017, the FY2017-FY2020 Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy Outline was decided at the Cabinet meeting and future directions focused on six points to be promoted by the national government were presented with the aim of achieving a "robust distribution industry" that sustainably bolsters Japanese economic growth and people's livelihoods in response to new future needs of consumers for the distribution industry.

Based on the outline, the Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy, which compiles concrete distribution measures to be promoted by the national government, was approved on January 31, 2018 at the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy Promotion Council, which consists of Directors General of relevant ministries and agencies.

2. Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy

  • Compiled 99 concrete measures to be promoted based on the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy Outline (of which, 68 measures are newly added or existing measures with expanded content)
  • Set goals and indicators for each measure
  • Prepared a process sheet for initiatives to be made in each fiscal year for achieving the goals

3. Future Schedule

The implementation status of the Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy is followed up at the end of each fiscal year and the progress is to be managed using a PDCA cycle with the program reviewed and updated as necessary.

Release date

January 31, 2018

Divisions in Charge

  • Logistics Policy Planning Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, METI
  • Logistics Policy Division, Policy Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Economic Research, Traffic Survey and Census Office, Planning Division, Road Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tour
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