Logistics & Freight

A well-functioning freight forwarding and logistics services market is crucial for the global integration and competitiveness of Japanese industry. All companies active in Japan, whether foreign or Japanese owned, with customers and/or operations outside of the country, depend on efficient freight services both domestically and across borders.

European companies offering Japanese consumers access to their worldwide logistic operations have largely been successful, but still face serious regulatory challenges. The committee aims to eliminate distorted competition caused by a discrepancy in the rules and regulations applied to carriers providing the same services, prohibitive costs, insufficient infrastructure at airports, and restrictions on foreign-owned carriers as these problems ultimately result in inefficiencies and higher prices for users.


C/O Mr. Bjorn Kongstad
Policy Director, European Business Council in Japan (EBC)
Sanbancho POULA Bldg. 2F
6-7 Sanbancho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0075
Tel: +81-3-3263-6224
Fax: +81-3-3263-6223

Upcoming committee meeting schedule

Please contact the EBC ( ebc@ebc-jp.com ) to confirm the meeting location prior to attending

February 6 (Thursday)12:00~EBC
April 9 (Thursday)12:00~EBC
June 11 (Thursday)12:00~EBC
September 10 (Thursday)12:00~EBC
November 12 (Thursday)12:00~EBC