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Announcement of METI’s Efforts Regarding Measures for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax as of the End of March 2019

June 14, 2019

Following the rise in the consumption tax rate to 8% in April 2014, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been conducting a variety of measures to ensure the smooth and appropriate transfer of the increased consumption tax. METI hereby announces the compiled results of the specific measures undertaken for that purpose as of the end of March 2019.

METI will continue to monitor and police consumption tax transfers to prevent parties from refusing to transfer the consumption tax and will strictly address violations of related regulations based on such regulations.

Outline of efforts

1. Efforts to monitor and police violations

2. Efforts to raise public awareness and provide consultation services

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