• Kyodo


Tadashi Okamura, chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, indicated in a recent interview that small companies may benefit substantially from the planned Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement, which could allow them to expand exports.

“Small companies are well-positioned to expand exports in the future,” he said. “Many small companies have withdrawn from overseas markets due to their lack of knowledge about overseas business practices. They could benefit substantially from the TPP if it simplifies and unifies complex procedures and regulations.”

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