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Scope of Covered Regulatory Measures
As per Article 25.3 Scope of Covered Regulatory Measures, Japan has determined the scope of its covered regulatory measures as follows.
The scope of Japan’s covered regulatory measures is to cover the policies which are subject to Article 9 of Chapter III of Government Policy Evaluations Act (Act No. 86 of June 29, 2001) (PDF) and Article 3, paragraph (6) of Cabinet Order for Enforcement of Government Policy Evaluations Act (Cabinet Order No. 323 of September 27 of 2001as last amended by Cabinet Order No. 95 of March 27 of 2015) (PDF) .
Article 3, paragraph (6) of Cabinet Order for Enforcement of the Government Policy specifies “policies to be prescribed in Article 9 of the Act and specified by the Cabinet Order” as follows;
Policy pertaining to introduction and abolishment of regulation (any effects of restricting the rights of the public or imposing obligations on the public (excluding any effects pertaining to taxation, judicial proceedings, procedures for application for subsidies, and other administrative acts to be specified by the Ordinance of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; hereinafter the same shall apply in this item)), and review of regulation (excluding any minor changes in the kind, reporting items or form of documents to be submitted, and any other changes to be specified by the Ordinance of the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications as unlikely to have considerable effects on the lives of the public or the social economy) by the enactment, or revision or abolition of a law or a Cabinet Order.