The Japan Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association

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Lobbying Costs

100,000€ - 199,999€

Financial year: Apr 2021 - Mar 2022

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

    857375848714-69 First registered on 23 Jan 2023

    Goals / Remit

    The Japan Refrigeration and Air conditioning Industry Association (JRAIA) and its member companies represent the interests of producers and developers of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment. 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 members 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 policy discussions.

    Main EU files targeted

    JRAIA was previously registered in the EU Transparency Register (50134607288-38) from 2011 to 2022 and contributed as a Type C member for X03338 Consultation Forum according to Art.23 of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases.
    JRAIA aims to promote and improve production, distribution and utilization of refrigeration, air conditioners and heat pumps 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 environment 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 the EU and supply sufficient technical information of Japan, JROAME has been established in Brussels.


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


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    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 regulation.

    Steering Committee
    European AC regulatioin committee
    F-gas WG
    ErP ENER Lot 10 Revision WG
    ErP ENER Lot 1&2 Revisioin WG
    ErP ENER Lot 6 / ENER Lot 21 WG
    ErP ENER Lot 33 WG
    CEN/TC113 WG

    Steering Committee meets 2 times a year for 2 hours each, but other committees and WGs meet basically every 2-3 months for 4 hours each. Around 10 members are in a committee or WG. This gives 2 times x 2 hours x 10 members + 6 times x 10 members x 7 groups x 4 hours = 1720 man hour.
    Travelling for meetings 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 an associate member of EPEE. Major JRAIA member companies are also member of EPEE, but some of them do not have technical representation in Europe. So, JRAIA sometimes provides consolidated technical options 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 issues relate to the product. JRAIA representatives attend such meetings.

    ICARHMA : ICARHMA is a council of refrigeration, air conditioning and heating industry associations of countries in the world. The secretary is AHRI of the US. JRAIA is one of key members. Current members are AHRI(US), HRAI(Canada), EUROVENT and EPEE(Europe), ACAIRE(Colombia), ABRAVA(Brazil), RAMA(India), CRAA(China), KRAIA(South Korea), AREMA(Australia) and JRAIA.

    EUROVENT : Some of JRAIA member companies are also member of EUROVENT. As EUROVENT is the counter part of JRAIA in the EU, so mutual collaborating relationship is provided in some extent.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Apr 2021 - Mar 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    100,000€ - 199,999€

    Other financial info

    Financial year 2020 (April 2020-March 2021)
    Total of estimated cost : 611,270,532 Yen
    This converted to 5,093,921 Euro (120 Yen/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 available on the following webpage, but only in Japanese version. Cost for the EU activities is included in the data, bute it is not separately published.

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

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    None declared

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