Committee:Retail & Wholesale
Yearly status report: progress. With the implementation of the EPA, shoe quotas will be eliminated. In the meantime, management of such quotas is not transparent and allocations are not always awarded to real importers of shoes, leading to significant market distortions.
- Now that the EPA has entered into force, METI monitors the system, rejects applications from entities not trading shoes, releases their quotas, and implements stricter penalties for infringements.