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The 2018 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA) and the METI Priorities Based on the 2018 Report Released

June 18, 2018

On June 18, 2018, the Subcommittee on Unfair Trade Policies and Measures of the Trade Committee under the Industrial Structure Council compiled the 2018 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA). In response, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) decided to adopt the METI Priorities Based on the 2018 Report.

1. Outline of the 2018 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA)

Since 1992, the report has been published annually in order to identify trade policies/measures of major trading partners that may not be consistent with international rules, such as those stipulated in WTO agreements, and to urge those partners to improve such trade policies/measures.

The 2018 edition is the 27th in this series, and was approved at the Subcommittee on Unfair Trade Policies and Measures under the Trade Policy Committee of the Industrial Structure Council (Chair: Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Keio University).

2. Outline of the METI Priorities Based on the 2018 Report

METI has released the list of priority issues and related action plans in the form of a report called “METI Priorities Based on the 2018 Report” in conjunction with the Subcommittee’s publication of the report above (1.).

For a summary of the report, access the related website, Report on Compliance by Major Trading Trade Partners with Trade Agreements - WTO, FTA/EPA, IIA-.link

(Reference) Japan’s Process for resolving problems caused by trade measures

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Appendix

Division in Charge

Office of WTO Compliance and Dispute Settlement, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau

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