Ten International Trade Associations Urge that the Privatization of Japan Post Results in “Equal Footing” for all Competitors

Share Article

Associations representing insurance companies from a number of countries around the world collectively agreed that Japan must develop laws for privatizing the Japan Post

In a statement released today, associations representing insurance companies from a number of countries around the world collectively agreed that Japan must develop laws for privatizing the Japan Post which will put all competitors, domestic and foreign, on an “equal footing” in the Japanese market.

The international coalition urged that until the successor to the postal insurance giant Kampo operates under the same rules as those that are applied to its private sector competitors, it should maintain a standstill on new and modified products.

“We hope that the Japanese government will consult with global industry in the coming weeks and months as policies are developed. When conditions are equal for all competitors, consumers will benefit,” said Norman Sorensen Chairman of the Coalition of Service Industries (CSI). “Our collective experiences and wealth of information can be very beneficial to the entire policy making process. We look forward to working closely with the Japanese Government to ensure a level playing field for all market participants.”

For the full text of the 'Joint Statement on Japanese Postal Privatization' please follow the link below.

http://www.uscsi.org/publications/papers/12-09-04.htm

The U.S. service sector accounts for about 80 percent of GDP and 80 percent of US non-farm employment. It accounts for exports of $307 billion, with an export surplus of $51 billion. The U.S. export far more business, professional and other private services that we import – we sell far more of our services to foreigners than we outsource to them. The U.S. is the world’s most competitive services exporter.

Contact: Ekrem Sarper

(202) 289-7460 x 33

###

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Ekrem Sarper
Coalition of Service Industries
202 289 7460
Email >