The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association

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Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

Lobbying Costs

None declared

Financial year: Apr 2020 - Mar 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association   (JRAIA)

    EU Transparency Register

    50134607288-38 First registered on 29 Nov 2011

    Goals / Remit

    The Japan Refrigeration and Air conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA) and its member companies represent the interests of producers and developers of air conditioning, refrigeration equipment, and heat pumps. The products have in common that they rely on refrigerants to transfer heat and cold.
    They play an essential role in food preservation, retail, quality of life and work, and in enabling sometimes difficult industrial and digital processes under controlled circumstances.
    JRAIA and its member companies have been present and active in Europe for several decades. We are committed to the Single Market, and to a fully sustainable future. That is why we have pro-actively and constructively contributed to phasing down use of refrigerants with a high global warming potential, and continue to do so. We are investing significant and increasing resources into low-GWP alternatives.
    JRAIA and its representative office in Brussels (JROAME) participate in and contribute to EU level (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    JRAIA aims to promote and improve production, distribution and utilization of air conditioners, heat pumps and refrigeration equipment and their applied products, as well as auxiliary devices and components, automatic controls and accessories, and thereby contribute globally to the steady development of RACHP 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.


    Head Office
    Kikai Shinko Bldg. 201 Shibakoen, 3-5-8 Minato-ku
    Tokyo 105-0011
    EU Office
    Kikai Shinko Bldg. 201 Shibakoen, 3-5-8 Minato-ku
    Tokyo 105-0011


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 04 Dec 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Hideaki KASAHARA 13 Mar 2020 13 Mar 2021

    Complementary Information

    Two staffs of JRAIA are working mainly for European regulations. One staff is working partially.
    There are several committees or working groups in JRAIA dealing with European regulations.
    Steering Committee
    European AC regulation committee
    F-gas WG
    ErP ENER Lot 10 Revision WG
    ErP ENER Lot 1&2 Revision WG
    ErP ENTR Lot 6/ENER Lot 21 WG
    ErP ENER Lot33 WG
    CEN/TC113 WG
    Environmental Planning Committee
    Interface Committee
    Heat and Energy Recovery Ventilation Equipment Committee
    Steering committee meets three times a year for 2 hours each, but other committee and WGs meet basically every 2-3 months for 4 hours for each. Around 10 members are in a committee or WG. This gives 3 times*2 hours*10members+6 times*10members*6 groups*4 hours=1500 man hour.
    Traveling for meeting and the home work time probably double this. So, additionally one person equivalent is working for this issue.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    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), RAMA(India), ACAIRE(Colombia) 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.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Does not represent commercial interests

    Closed financial year

    Apr 2020 - Mar 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    Since 20 September 2021 self-declared 'non-commercial organisations' are no longer required to provide a lobby budget. See above timeline for this registrant's historical lobby budget.

    Total organisational budget in closed year


    Major funding types in closed year

    Member's contribution

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Other financial info

    Financial year 2020 (April 2020-March 2021)
    Total of estimated cost: 611.270.532 Yen
    This is converted to 5.093.921 Euro (120 Ten/Euro)

    Outline of contents in JPY
    Direct expence of JRAIA
    EU specific expence: 12.988.607 Yen
    Estimated cost in member companies 20.130.000 Yen

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

    Pollet Environmental Consulting (ID.17757491196-49) is one of intermediaries for our activities in the EU.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Consultation Forum according to Art. 23 of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases#X03338# #Member #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    The International Symposium on New Refrigerants and Environmental Technology to be held every two years since 1994.

    Other activities

    ErP ENER Lot 10
    ErP ENER Lot 1&2
    ErP ENTR Lot 6/ENER Lot 21
    ErP ENER Lot 11(Fans)
    ErP ENER Lot 12
    ErP ENER Lot 30
    ErP ENER Lot 33
    ErP ENER Lot 38
    ErP ENER Lot 39
    ErP ENTR Lot 1
    ErP GROW Lot 6
    Energy Labelling

  • Meetings


    None declared

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