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Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy Revised

March 27, 2020

Concerning the Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy, a compilation of concrete distribution policy measures that Japan should advance in the future, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) reviewed the current implementation status of the measures and revised the program.

Under the FY2017-FY2020 Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy, a policy approved by the Cabinet on July 29, 2017, it is stipulated that the progress of the Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy, which compiles the concrete distribution policy measures that Japan should advance in the future, should be managed using a Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle and modified as necessary through review of the program.

In accordance with this, METI reviewed the implementation status of all 106 measures upheld in the program to uncover progress for about one year after the previous revision, and revised the program as necessary to meet current situations while taking into consideration the opinions offered by related private associations. In addition, METI added two new measures to the program.

On March 27, 2020, the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy Promotion Council, a body operated by the Joint Secretariat of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and METI and of the Directors General and other officials of relevant ministries and agencies, decided on two compilations: the Implementation Status of Efforts Upheld in the Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy and the Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy (Revised Version). METI hereby announces them.

* The Promotion Council is held in round-robin form also from the perspective of preventing the spread of COVID-19 infections.

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