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Results of efforts to utilize the System to Remove Gray Zone Areas and the System of Special Arrangements for New Business Activities (July-September 2018)

October 23, 2018

Concerning the System to Remove Gray Zone Areas and the System of Special Arrangements for New Business Activities under the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces that it has compiled the results of requests submitted by entities from July to September 2018.

1.Number of requests submitted by entities

  Number of requests (number of entities)
July-September 2018 FY2017 Total number of requirements submitted after the enforcement of the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act
Systems to Remove Gray Zone Areas 11(12)
(including SMEs: 6(7))
17(18)
(including SMEs: 9(10))
134(138)
(including SMEs: 82(84))
Systems of Special Arrangements for New Business Activities 0(0)
(including SMEs:0(0))
0(0)
(including SMEs: 0(0))
11(16)
(including SMEs: 4(6))
Total 11(12)
(including SMEs: 6(7))
17(18)
(including SMEs: 9(10))
145(154)
(including SMEs: 86(90))

2. Progress in examination of the requests

  Number of requests for which entities have been notified of results
(number of entities)
  July-September 2018 April – September 2018 Total number of requirements submitted after the enforcement of the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act
Systems to Remove Gray Zone Areas 10(10)
(including SMEs: 6(6))
16(16)
(including SMEs: 9(9))
129(132)
(including SMEs: 79(80))
Systems of Special Arrangements for New Business Activities 0(0)
(including SMEs:0(0))
0(0)
(including SMEs: 0(0))
11(16)
(including SMEs: 4(6))
Total 10(10)
(including SMEs: 6(6))
16(16)
(including SMEs: 9(9))
140(148)
(including SMEs: 83(86))

Division in Charge

Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau