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Japan Business Council in Europe

Numero di identificazione nel Registro: 68368571120-55
Data d'iscrizione: 11/02/2009 11:10:11

Le informazioni su questo soggetto sono state modificate il: 06/02/2015 12:23:06
Data dell'ultimo aggiornamento annuale: 06/02/2015 12:23:06
Prossimo aggiornamento previsto al più tardi il: 06/02/2016

    Entità registrata: organizzazione o lavoratore autonomo

Japan Business Council in Europe


International non-profit organization

    Categoria di registrazione

II - Lobbisti interni e associazioni di categoria, commerciali e professionali

Imprese e gruppi


Rue de la Loi, 82
1040 Brussels

(+32) 22865330

    Responsabile legale

Signor  Yukihiro Kawaguchi

Secretary General

    Responsabile delle relazioni con l’UE

Signor  Yukihiro Kawaguchi

Secretary General

    Obiettivi e compiti

Created in 1999, the Japan Business Council in Europe (JBCE) is a leading European organisation representing the interests of almost 70 multinational companies of Japanese parentage active in Europe.

Our members operate across a wide range of sectors, including information and communication technology, electronics, chemicals, automotive, machinery, wholesale trade, precision instruments, pharmaceutical, railway, textiles and glass products. Together, our member companies represented in 2012 global sales of 1.2 trillion euros.

Building a new era of cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Japan is the core of our activities, which we perform under several committees focusing on: Trade Policy, Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Standards and Conformity, Corporate Policy, Public Affairs, Planning, Consumer Policy, and Information Society.

In our annual report, we propose policy recommendations to the EU and Japan. We also work as a key member of the EU-Japan Business Round Table, a forum created to facilitate open discussions between business leaders of the two regions.

1. We promote open trade and investment
2. We encourage a common regulatory framework
3. We foster responsible business conduct

We seek to:

> Build a bridge between the EU and Japan, and enhance Europe’s understanding of Japanese companies and their contribution to the European economy

> Contribute to the EU public policy by sharing our members’ expertise with decision-makers across sectors

> Promote a favourable and predictable environment in which European and Japanese companies of all sectors can compete for sustainable growth in Europe

1. We promote open trade and investment
2. We encourage a common regulatory framework
3. We foster responsible business conduct


    Attività specifiche che rientrano nell'ambito di applicazione del Registro

1. We promote open trade and investment

We promote open markets for trade and investment. We place the free flow of goods and services, and the creation of a favourable environment for investment between the EU and Japan at the top of our agenda.

We support the deepening of EU-Japan trade relations through an ambitious Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and fair market access that will contribute substantially to industrial growth and job creation.

Beyond bilateral agreements, we foster cooperation between the EU and Japan to realise new multilateral agreements in the World Trade Organisation in order to bring economic advantages to all parties.

Securing the optimisation of returns on investment to the benefit of both economies is another key area of our commitment.

We support the timely development of business and strive to remove the administrative hurdles that our member companies face when integrating their European activities, for example when dispatching executives or transferring personal data between the two regions.

2. We encourage a common regulatory framework

Businesses, wherever they are based, need a clear legal and regulatory framework to effectively operate and grow. Instead of a fragmented situation, they need international standards to be able to compete on a level playing field and to contribute to economic growth.

Mutual engagement from the EU and Japan for better regulatory cooperation is crucial to foster sustainable competitiveness and smart innovation in both economies.

We promote the implementation of common regulatory frameworks and international standards in a number of sectors in order to enable Japanese and European companies to operate in a predictable and harmonised regulatory environment.

Our member companies have a long history of pursuing sustainability and are strongly committed to environmental legislation. This is why we stand for increased international cooperation and harmonisation of environmental regulations and standards in key policy areas such as energy efficiency, environmental footprint, and chemical substance management.

3. We foster responsible business conduct

The strength of the European economy is built on a set of values that will lead to a sustainable economic system.
Aspired to these values, our member companies embrace corporate social responsibility as a pivotal contributor to the EU’s objectives of sustainable development and highly competitive social market economy.
We believe that fostering responsible business should be at the heart of the EU-Japan economic and political partnership.
Business responsibility and integrity should go beyond administrative functions, enhanced disclosure and improved reporting. It should be firmly embedded in companies’ mission, organisation and governance.

•Harmonisation of regulations on environment and energy efficiency including labelling rules
•Benefits of AEOs
•Fight against counterfeiting, piracy and contraband goods
•ITA expansion
•Public procurement
•Railway safety certification requirements
•Social security contributions
•Liberalisation of the movement of intra-corporate transferees in the framework of an EPA/FTA
•Personal Data Protection Regime
•Optimisation of the returns on investment
•The BEPS Action Plan
•Avoidance of double taxation
•Transfer pricing
•Mutual participation exemption Europe 2020 and the Single Market Act
•Revision of high customs tariffs on audiovisual products and passenger cars
•Chemical Regulations
•Endocrine disruptor
•CLP Regulation
•Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base
•Merger Directive
•The fundamental reforms of VAT regime under consideration
•Company Law / Corporate Social Responsibility
•Conflict minerals
•Country by country reporting (CBCR)
•Non-financial disclosure
•European Private Company
•Product safety and market surveillance
•Consumer protection
•Environmental footprint
•Competition Policy
•The deployment of alternative fuels infrastructure
•Trade Defence Instruments







JBCE organize following committees;

-Trade Policy
-Information Society
-Consumer Policy
-Corporate Policy

-Information Society Data Protection Working Group

Environment Committee sub groups;
-RoHS Recast IG
-WEEE Recast IG
-Category 8&9 IG
-Resource Efficiency IG
-Nano Material IG

    Numero di persone coinvolte nelle attività descritte nel riquadro precedente

100%: 7  



Our members companies list;

    Persone accreditate che possono accedere ai locali del Parlamento europeo

Nessuna persona accreditata

    Settori di interesse

  • Ambiente
  • Azione per il clima
  • Commercio
  • Concorrenza
  • Dogane
  • Energia
  • Imprese
  • Mercato interno
  • Politica estera e di sicurezza
  • Relazioni esterne
  • Ricerca e tecnologia
  • Sicurezza alimentare
  • Società dell'informazione
  • Tassazione
  • Trasporti

    Appartenenza e affiliazione

    Dati finanziari

04/2014  -  03/2015

>= 400.000 € e < 499.999 €

Nessun finanziamento ricevuto dalle istituzioni dell’UE nel corso dell’ultimo esercizio finanziario concluso.

    Codice di condotta

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