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History

History

  Based on the Recommendation No. 4 by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) entitled “National Trade Facilitation Bodies” dated on 4 December 1974, in which it encouraged the establishment of national organisations, or other suitable means, for the implementation of recommendations on the facilitation of international trade procedures, the Japan Association for Simplification of International Trade Procedures, JASTRPO in short, was thus established as evolved from the “1971 Committee on the standardization of the trade-related documentation”, under the auspices of the then Ministries of Finance, International Trade and Industry, and Transport. 

  Since then, the JASTPRO has undertaken a series of trade-facilitation-related activities in and out of Japan as a sole agency registered by the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT), and a core member of the Asia Pacific Council for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (AFACT) consisted of 20 countries and areas. On 1 April 2013 JASTPRO changed its legal status to a General Incorporated Association.