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Industries Subject to No.5 Safety Nets for Financing Guarantee to be Designated (target industries for the first quarter of FY2020)

March 23, 2020

In light of the current situation where SMEs and small enterprises across Japan have been facing tight situations in financing as they are affected by the novel coronavirus disease, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), in the fourth quarter of FY2019, twice revised the industries designated as those subject to No.5 Safety Nets for Financing Guarantee and added 356 industries in total as target industries, and as a result, 508 industries are now subject to No.5 Safety Nets for Financing Guarantee.
 

Taking into consideration the business conditions by industry, METI decided to designate 587 industries as those subject to No.5 Safety Nets for Financing Guarantee in the first quarter of FY2020.

As for the industries subject to No.5 Safety Nets for Financing Guarantee (see Appendix 1) from April 1 to June 30, 2020, METI designates those shown in the Appendix (see Appendix 2).

METI will publish a public notice on the industries that have been designated as subject to No.5 Safety Nets for Financing Guarantee in the official gazette at a later date. Prior to this, on March 23, 2020, respective Credit Guarantee Corporations will open consultation counters for businesses to explain the No.5 Safety Nets for Financing Guarantee. Please contact your closest Credit Guarantee Corporation for further information.

If you wish to make use of No.5 Safety Nets for Financing Guarantee, the head of your municipality must certify the decline in sales and other revenues impacting your company. Please contact the local municipality offices.

For more information on this press release, contact the SME Financial Consultation Counter or a nearby Regional Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Contact counter Telephone number
SME Financial Consultation Counter 03-3501-1544
Regional Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry  
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Division, Hokkaido Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry 011-709-3140
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Division, Tohoku Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry 022-221-4922
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Financing Division, Kanto Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry 048-600-0425
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Division, Chubu Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry 052-951-2748
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Division, Kansai Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry 06-6966-6023
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Division, Chugoku Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry 082-224-5661
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Division, Shikoku Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry 087-811-8529
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Financing Division, Kyushu Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry 092-482-5448
Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises Division, Okinawa Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry 098-866-1755

Division in Charge

Finance Division, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency