Exporting to Japan

Could your business export its products and services to Japan?

This free event will offer:

  • advice on market conditions and opportunities
  • insights into Japanese business culture and market access
  • sources of support for companies looking to export.
  • the opportunity to find out about the unique relationship between Derbyshire and Toyota City in Aichi Prefecture

The event is open to any business and will include the chance to meet experts from organisations including the Department for International Trade and East Midlands Chamber.

The event will take place on Tuesday 26 June 2018 at 9am at the Toyota Plant, Burnaston, Derby DE1 9TA.

For further information please Tel: 01283 595791.

Book a free place at the Japanese export business advice event.

  • registration and coffee from 8am
  • event begins at 9am
  • questions, answers and networking from 10.30am

This Toyota City Partnership Development Board event is kindly supported by Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd as part of the twentieth anniversary of the relationship between Derbyshire and Toyota City.

Further information

Japan in the world's third largest economy, with a population of 120 million, a GDP twice that of the UK and the world's second largest retail market. The country has an increasingly globalised outlook, attracting £9 billion of exports from the UK each year. Four hundred and fifty British companies have operations in Japan across a range of sectors, and the country is the second largest market for the UK in royalty and licensing income. Japanese consumers spend more on consumer products and seek high value products offering quality, luxury, style and convenience.

Traditional UK export strengths have included manufacturing, consumer goods, high tech and services encompassing:

  • scientific and medical equipment
  • food and drink
  • apparel and clothing accessories
  • cosmetics and perfumery
  • transport, including shipping, aircraft and spacecraft
  • media, including TV, film and publishing
  • natural or cultured stones and metals
  • financial and business services, including legal, accounting, advertising
  • research and development

There are growing opportunities in sectors linked to the shift towards low carbon, a globalising business environment, high spending consumers, an ageing society, and expertise in major sporting events. This includes:

  • life sciences
  • ICT
  • advanced engineering
  • sustainable energy
  • recycling
  • fashion and design
  • creative and digital content
  • education and training

Derbyshire's international relationship with Toyota dates from the announcement in 1989 of the car plant at Burnaston near Derby. In 1998 this was formalised with the signing of an agreement with Toyota City in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan, forging a unique link that continues to go from strength to strength.

2018 is the twentieth anniversary of the relationship and marks the start of a period that will see Toyota City become a Host City for Rugby World Cup 2019 and a pre-games training camp for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.