Chairman’s Comments

Chairman‘s Comment on the UK’s Participation in the CPTPP

TOYODA Akio, Chairman Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc.

We welcome the signing of the United Kingdom’s participation in the CPTPP. Taking this opportunity, we would like to express our respect and gratitude for the great efforts made by the government of Japan, the United Kingdom, and all member countries in the conclusion of the signing.

With the participation of the United Kingdom , the Asia-Pacific region centered framework has been expanded geographically, so we expect this will lead to further promotion of free trade and strengthen the competitiveness of the global automotive industry.

We will continue our efforts to further develop the global automotive industry and economy with the support of the countries and local communities in which we operate, by fully utilizing the CPTPP.