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International Trade: A View from Japan

International Trade: A View from Japan

This piece was originally published in the December 2016 issue of electroindustry. Toshihiro Matsumoto, Director and General Manager, General Planning Department, Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association The Japan Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (JEMA) represents major Japanese electrical manufacturing companies that cover a wide spectrum, from nuclear and thermal power systems generators, renewable energy systems, and related equipment to industrial systems equipment and Read more […]

Reducing Trade Barriers to Innovation and Sustainability

Reducing Trade Barriers to Innovation and Sustainability

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Craig Updyke, Manager, Trade and Commercial Affairs Readers of this magazine are aware of international talks underway on eliminating customs import duties on goods with environmental benefits. When those negotiations toward an Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA) in the World Trade Organization (WTO) were launched in 2014, many also had in mind the global talks on reducing emissions Read more […]