April 23, 2020
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold “The First Round-Table Panel for the Post 2020 Infrastructure Systems Export Strategy”. In company with representatives of industrial players and domestic and international experts, this round-table will examine facts such as social situations surrounding the global infrastructure development and consider directions of future measures. Originally, METI was scheduled to hold the face-to-face meeting on April 24 (Fri.), 2020. However, in light of the current situation involving the novel coronavirus disease, METI decided not to hold it in such a style.
1. Background to convening the round-table and other information
The government inaugurated a Management Council for Infrastructure Strategy in April 2013 as a central entity to support Japanese companies in exporting infrastructure systems. It has held 46 meetings since then on a variety of subjects such as target regions and types of infrastructure aiming to receive orders amounting to 30 trillion yen in 2020.
Since February 2020, the Cabinet Secretariat has been discussing future directions of a new infrastructure strategy from 2021. In line with this, METI considers it important to further encourage Japanese companies to expand overseas infrastructure systems, taking into account of the market environments surrounding Japanese companies and global-level challenges and other social situations.
Bearing this in mind, METI will hold “The Round-Table Panel for the Post 2020 Infrastructure Systems Export Strategy”. In company with representatives of industrial players and domestic and overseas experts, this round-table will verify facts on exports of infrastructure systems that are considered necessary in discussing related measures. It will hold discussions based on these findings towards streamlining future infrastructure exports.
2. Convening of “The First Round-Table Panel for the Post 2020 Infrastructure Systems Export Strategy”
The round-table will hold its first meeting on April 24 (Wed.), 2020. Please note that it will not be open to the public in order to ensure an opportunity for members of the round-table to exchange their opinions in a frank and free manner.
3. Distributed documents and others
METI will make following information public after the round-table
- the members
- the distributed documents
- a summary of the minutes
Division in Charge
Trade Promotion Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau