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Cabinet Orders for the Enforcement of the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement Approved

June 1, 2018

On June 1, 2018, the Cabinet approved the Cabinet Orders related to the enforcement of the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement which was established at the 196th ordinary session of the Diet.

The Act will come into force on June 6, 2018.

1. Background

At the 196th ordinary session, the Diet established the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement under which the government will undertake intensive, nation-wide measures to help Japanese industries dramatically improve their productivity. The Act aims to address disruptive changes in industrial structures and international competition due to recent innovation in information technologies, and to improve the productivity of Japanese industries in light of these changes.

On June 1, 2018, the Cabinet approved Cabinet Orders related to the Act which stipulate delegation provisions pertaining to the Act, the enforcement date of the Act, and other provisions.

Cabinet Orders approved by the Cabinet

Note: On the same date, the Cabinet also approved the Order for the Assessment Committee for Innovative Business Activities, in response to a request for convening a cabinet meeting by the Cabinet Office, etc.

2. Summary of the cabinet orders

  1. Order for Enforcement of the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement
    The Order stipulates provisions regarding fees for data provision to Specified Companies Involving Innovative Utilization of Data in Industries, cases where the Competent Minister should consult with the Personal Information Protection Commission in approving a proposed Plan for Innovative Utilization of Data in Industries, etc.
  2. Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement
    The Cabinet Oder stipulates the enforcement date of the Act on Special Measures for Productivity as June 6, 2018.

3. Future schedule

Promulgation: June 5 (Tue.), 2018
Enforcement: June 6 (Wed.), 2018

Division in Charge

Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau