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    Profile of registrant

The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association

Identification number in the register: 50134607288-38
Registration date: 29/11/2011 13:47:24

The information on this entity was last modified on: 27/04/2015 03:28:43
The date of the last annual update was: 27/04/2015 03:28:43
Next update due latest on: 27/04/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association

JRAIA

incorporated association (VZW)

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Shibakoen, 3-5-8
Minato-ku
Tokyo 105-0011
JAPAN

(+81) 3 3432 1671

Boulevard du Souverain 304, Bte 13
Auderghem
Brussels 1160
BELGIUM

(+32) 473709136

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Tetsuji Okada

President

    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Kazuhiro Sato

Chief manager International and Environment (Secretary General JROAME)

    Goals / remit

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.

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    Specific activities covered by the Register

JRAIA carries out the activities 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.

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.


 

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

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1   50%: 1   25%: 1

3

1.8

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
CEN TC113 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

    Fields of interest

  • Climate Action
  • Energy
  • Environment

    Membership and affiliation

Toshiba Carrier Corporation
Daikin Industries, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (http://MitshubishiElectric.com/)
Hitachi Appliances, Inc. (http://www.hitachi-ap.com/)
Panasonic Corporation
Fujitsu General Limited
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Denso (http://www.denso.co.jp/)

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

04/2014  -  03/2015

386,051 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

Financial year 2014 (April 2014-March 2015)
Total of estimated cost 51.768.643 Yen
This is converted to 369.776 EURO

Outline of contents in yen
Direct expense of JRAIA
EU Specific expense 18.245.556
Included in General cost 3.571.087

Estimated cost in member companies 29.952.000

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.
http://www.jraia.or.jp/frameset_outline.html

140 yen/EURO

    Code of conduct

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