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Profile of registrant

The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association

Identification number in the register: 50134607288-38
Registration date: 29/11/11 13:47:24

The information on this organisation was last modified on 17/11/14 14:48:02
The date of the last annual update was 17/11/14 14:48:02

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association
Acronym: JRAIA
Legal status: incorporated association (VZW)
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Tetsuji Okada
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Kazuhiro Sato
Position: Chief manager International and Environment (Secretary General JROAME)

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 3-5-8 Shibakoen Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0011
Telephone number: (+81) 3 3432 1671
Fax number: (+81) 3 3438 0308
Other contact information: Branch office in Brussels that is named JROAME can be reached at following. JRAIA is registered in 10 March 2008 as VZW with number of 0836.238.131.

“The Bridge” –Coca Cola Building
Chausee de Mons 1424
1070 Brussels Belgium

Phone +32(0)2 529-61-81
Mobile +32(0)473 55-83--48
Fax +32(0)2 529-61-99

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: JRAIA aims to promote and improve production, distribution and utilization of refrigerating machines, refrigerating machine appliances and equipment, as well as auxiliary devices and components, automatic controls and accessories (hereinafter referred to as ''refrigeration/air conditioning equipment''), and thereby contribute to the steady development of Japanese industry and improvement in people's quality of life.

Japanese residential and commercial air conditioners are major in Europe. As mild summer climate in Europe had been requiring limited air conditioning, the air conditioning industry in Europe has not fully developed yet. Thus, large portion of air conditioning products and technologies in Europe is depending on Japanese technologies.

Europe takes leading role of environmental regulations in the world, so air conditioners are also in the scope of such advanced environmental regulations. In order to get timely regulatory information of EU and supply sufficient technical information of Japan, JROAME was established in Brussels.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 2.5
Complementary information: One person of JRAIA is working almost exclusively for European regulations. Other 2 staffs are working partially.

There are several committees or working groups in JRAIA dealing with European regulations.
Steering Committee
European AC regulation committee
ErP Lot 1&2 WG
ErP ENTR Lot 6/ENER Lot 21 WG
F-gas WG

Steering committee meets twice a year for 2 hours each, but other committee and WGs meet basically every 2 months for 3 hours for each. Around 10 members are in a committee or WG. This gives 2 times*2 hours*10members+6 times*10members*5 groups*3 hours=940 man hour
Traveling for meeting and the home work time probably double this. So, additionally one person equivalent is working for this issue.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

ErP Lot 10
ErP Lot 1
ErP Lot 2
ErP ENTR Lot 6
ErP ENER Lot 21
ErP Lot 11(Fans)
F-gas regulation
Eco label (Heatpump)

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Environment


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

EPEE: JRAIA is associate member of EPEE. Major JRAIA companies are also member of EPEE, but most of them do not have technical representation in Europe. So, JRAIA sometimes provides consolidated technical opinions of member companies of JRAIA for EPEE.

JBCE; Most of major JRAIA member companies in Europe are member of JBCE. JBCE has air conditioning WG to discuss these issues. JRAIA representatives attend such meeting.

ICARHMA ICARHMA is council of Refrigeration, air conditioning and heating industry associations of countries in the world. AHRI of the USA is secretary. JRAIA is one of key members. Current members are AHRI(USA), HRAI(Canada), EUROVENT and EPEE(Europe), ABRAVA(Brazil), CRAA(China), KRAIA(South Korea), AREMA(Australia) and JRAIA

EUROVENT Some of JRAIA members are also member of EUROVENT. As EUROVENT is the counter part of JRAIA in EU, so mutual collaborating relationship is provided in some extent.

Financial data

Financial year: 04/2013 - 04/2014
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 384,379 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Financial year 2010 (April 2011-March 2012)
Total of estimated cost 69.047.073 Yen
This is converted to 511.801 EURO

Outline of contents in yen
Direct expense of JRAIA
EU Specific expense 19.841.031
Included in General cost 4.020.000

Estimated cost in member companies 30.040.000

General outline account data of JRAIA is available on following web page, but only page in Japanese is available. Cost for the EU activity is included in the data, but it is not separately published.

145 yen/EURO

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.