Japan Chemical Industry Association

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Registration as it was on 27 Sep 2023
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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Apr 2022 - Mar 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.85 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Japan Chemical Industry Association   (JCIA)

    EU Transparency Register

    574906315390-52 First registered on 27 Dec 2014

    Goals / Remit

    The Japan Chemical Industry Association (JCIA) has nearly 180 member companies, with 80 organizations engaged in the manufacturing and handling of chemical products and related services. With the basic philosophy of "coexistence and co-prosperity with society," for about 70 years, JCIA has actively undertaken activities to fulfill its mission of promoting the stable development of the chemical industry. As a member of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA), consisting of the world's chemical associations, JCIA has engaged in voluntary global initiatives to resolve issues faced by chemical companies and associations throughout the world, including matters related to the environment, the safety of chemicals, and measures to prevent global warming.
    As the leading trade association of the Japanese chemical industry, JCIA seeks to promote the sound development of the chemical industry through the research and study of production, distribution and consumption of ma (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    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.

    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.

    3. Annual activity

    JCIA has submitted 11 letters of opinion to the authorities in relation to REACH/CLP in Europe through 'Have your Say', CARACAL, and WTO/TBT enquiry point in 2021.

    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.


    Head Office
    Shinkawa, 1-4-1 Sumitomo Fudosan Rokko Bldg.
    Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0033
    EU Office
    Shinkawa, 1-4-1 Sumitomo Fudosan Rokko Bldg.
    Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0033


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    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


    JCIA is a member of the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA).

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Apr 2022 - Mar 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    bcw 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year


    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Competent Authorities for Biocidal Products (Regulation (EU) No 528/2012)#E03125#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=3125 #Observer #C#Industry

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    A scheme that facilitates sharing information on chemical substances in products, called "chemSHERPA" has been developed by the Japanese companies and associations, including us with the support of METI. This scheme is designed to allow companies in a supply chain to transfer information on the composition of a substance, a mixture and simple or complex articles. The system allows provision of information on substances that are subject to regulatory reporting obligation (such as the candidate list in REACH) across the entire supply chain. This may take place through a request to a supplying company from a recipient company or through a company’s own initiative to market its materials/components/articles across supply chains.
    The technical system is based on a standardized XML-format and is developed in close collaboration with experts involved in the international standard IEC624741, which is of primary relevance in the electronics industry. So far chemSHERPA is available in English, Japanese and Chinese. The intention is to make the tool universally applicable to all industry sectors (contacts with the car industry in Japan have been established already) and usable on a global scale.

    Other activities

    Environment, Chemicals management and Trade

  • Meetings


    None declared

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