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In order to cope with the rapid development of international trade, we focus on the simplification of trade-related procedures in Japan, and facilitation on trade efficiency.

Our founding missions are:


Establishing connections with international organizations to facilitate simplification of trade procedures.


Conducting research regarding simplification of trade procedures.


Enlightening and promoting simplification of trade procedures to the public.


Facilitating the development and implementation of government policies regarding simplification of trade procedures in Japan.


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.


01. Cooperation and coordination with organizations for simplification of trade-related procedures, such as promoting UN/CEFACT standards and maintenance of the standard messages.

02. Issuance and maintenance of the Registered Standard Code for Importer/Exporter of Japan (JASTPRO CODE).

03. Research on and enlightenment of the simplification of trade-related procedures.

  • 2020
    Research on non-preferential rules of origin applied in the European Union, Japan and the United States (Research on non-preferential rules of origin of the European Union, Japan and the United States - Outline and comparative study on the product specific rules of origin applied to major product sectors).
  • 2019
    Research on the electronic processing of transaction by international trade in the South and Southwest Asia.
  • 2018
    Research on the certification and verification practices under the preferential rules of origin in the European Union.
  • 2017
    Research on the electronic processing of transaction by international trade in the Central and South Americas and the Caribbean.
  • 2016
    Research on the economic unions in the African region and its development of the electronic processing.