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The 2020 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA) and the METI Priorities Based on the 2020 Report Released

May 25, 2020

On May 5, 2020, the Subcommittee on Unfair Trade Policies and Measures of the Trade Committee under the Industrial Structure Council compiled the 2020 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA). In response, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) decided to adopt the METI Priorities Based on the 2020 Report.

1. Outline of the 2020 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA)

Since 1992, the report has been published annually in order to identify trade policies/measures of major trading partners that may be inconsistent with international rules, such as those stipulated in WTO agreements, and to urge those partners to improve such trade policies/measures.

The 2020 edition is the 29th in this series, and was approved at the Subcommittee on Unfair Trade Policies and Measures of the Trade Policy Committee under the Industrial Structure Council (Chair: Dr. Fukunari Kimura, Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University).

2. Outline of the METI Priorities Based on the 2020 Report

METI has released the list of priority issues and related action plans in the form of a report called “METI Priorities Based on the 2020 Report” in conjunction with the Subcommittee’s publication of the report mentioned in Item 1 above.

For a summary of the report, see the Appendices.

Appendices

Division in Charge

Office of WTO Compliance and Dispute Settlement, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau

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