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New Digital Filing System for Industrial and Product Safety Laws Developed

January 6, 2020

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) developed a new digital application-filing system, called “Safety Portal Website.” Through this website, users are able to file applications online for completing procedures under the laws and regulations for industrial and product safety involving electricity, liquefied petroleum gas, city gas, explosives, mining and product safety.

1. Outline of the portal website

Annually, over 250,000 cases of procedures under the laws and regulations for industrial and product safety have been filed and processed entirely on paper. This situation has required both the public and private sectors to dramatically and urgently make their practical tasks efficient.

Providing public services through the Safety Portal Website, METI aims to achieve more sophisticated administrative operations for industrial and product safety, such as dramatically reducing applicants’ burdens involving preparing and filing applications.

Advantages brought about by digitally submitting notifications and filing applications through the portal website

2. Procedures that the portal website can transact and date of starting services

As a pilot effort, METI will start the operation of the portal website concerning some procedures among those under the laws and regulations involving industrial safety and product safety, which are expected to become more efficient if they are digitalized, in particular. For details of the procedures, see the Appendix. Moreover, METI will post the latest information on such procedures on the Safety Portal Website. Please visit the website below.

3. Point to be noted

If you wish to access the portal website, you should obtain your gBizID account in advance. For information on how to obtain a gBizID account, visit the following website.

Division in Charge

Industrial Safety Division, Industrial and Product Safety Policy Group

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