The Commercial Service Japan Market Access and Compliance unit works to identify and overcome trade barriers, resolve trade policy issues, and ensure that Japan fully meets its obligations under its trade agreements with the Unites States. We work with small- and medium-sized businesses to ensure market access by knocking down barriers that prevent U.S. companies from getting open and fair access to the Japanese market. We coordinate efforts with our Commercial Service and other U.S. Government experts in areas such as:
Is your firm facing unfair or unnecessary barriers to trade in the Japanese market?
If you believe your company is facing these or other barriers in the Japanese market, please contact:
Japan Desk, Office of East Asia and APEC
International Trade Administration
Department of Commerce
Exporter’s Toolbox for Confronting Trade Barriers
Report a trade barrier online to a Department of Commerce team of market access and trade compliance experts.
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Notify U.S. is a free, web-based e-mail subscription service that offers firms an opportunity to review and comment on proposed foreign technical regulations and standards in the WTO that can affect your access to international markets.
Learn about how the National Export Initiative is working to support U.S. jobs by improving market access overseas for our manufacturers, farmers, and service providers by actively opening new markets, reducing significant trade barriers, and robustly enforcing our trade agreements.
The Department of Commerce International Trade Administration is responsible for promoting trade, strengthening industry competitiveness and ensuring fair trade and compliance with trade agreements.
The Trade Compliance Center is a one-stop shop for getting U.S. government assistance in resolving trade barriers or unfair situations encountered in foreign markets.
U.S. Trade agreements are an important tool for promoting fair competition and encouraging foreign governments to adopt open and transparent rulemaking procedures as well as non-discriminatory laws and regulations.
National Trade Estimate Report is a yearly report by the U.S. Trade Representative highlighting trade barriers in foreign markets faced by U.S. industry.
Surveillance of national trade policies is a fundamentally important activity of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Learn more about the WTO’s Trade Policy Review Mechanism, which includes a comprehensive summary of measures directly affecting exports.
WTO Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Agreement seeks to ensure that technical negotiations and standards, as well as testing and certification procedures, do not create unnecessary obstacles to trade.