Our priorities

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 innovation in both economies.
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 resource efficiency and chemical substance management.
To prevent the emergence of unnecessary obstacles and to foster business and innovation between the EU and Japan, we encourage the future-oriented development of common regulatory frameworks in a number of policy areas such as circular economy and digital agenda.

Regulatory Framework in the EU and Japan