The CCCJ launched its inaugural Executive Forum, inviting chamber executives to discuss their businesses together including the challenges and opportunities that they face in Japan. Ambassador of Canada to Japan Ian Burney welcomed the attendees to the Official Residence, stressing the importance of a strong chamber and how the organization can help Canadians and Canadian firms in their respective sectors.
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Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) conducts a survey every year on the obstacles foreign-affliated companies face in Japan and the the attractiveness of Japan the companies feel for the purpose to improve the business environment in Japan. The result will be utilized as a source of policy proposals to the government for deregulations and reforms on administrative procedures.
CCCJ members, especially foreign affiliates headquartered in Canada are encouraged to contribute to this survey. The deadline for completing the survey is June 21.
1. Importance of unfettered economic activities throughout the three NAFTA countries
(1) As private sectors in North America become increasingly interdependent, NAFTA’s role is becoming greater.
Free trade and enhanced mobility of people in the region promotes business activities of Japanese companies that have invested in North America, including the United States, enabling them to contribute to the economic growth of Canada, the United States and Mexico.