|Meeting of Government FDI Working Group|
November 17, 2016
The FDI Working Group for Simplifying Regulations and Administrative Procedures, which is run by the Cabinet Office, held its third meeting on November 17, 2016. The meeting focused on import regulations and administrative procedures. EBC member, Ms. Christine Edman, Country Manager and Representative Director of H&M Hennes & Mauritz Japan, is a member of the expert group and made a presentation on problems encountered in her sector with classifying products under the HS code. She also commented on difficulties encountered with the import of cosmetics. A Cabinet Office representative explained the operation of a “One-Stop Shop” set up recently by the Cabinet Office in JETRO’s head office facilities to offer administrative advice and assistance to companies. The service is provided by officials drawn from across the various ministries and agencies.