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Invitation of public opinions in response to the proposal of revision of the Basic Policy Considering Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services based on the Act on Promoting Green Procurement.

November 9, 2017

At the time of revision of 'the Basic Policy Considering Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services'(hereinafter called the Basic Policy) based on 'the Act on Promotion of Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services by the State and Other Entities'(hereinafter called the Act on Promoting Green Procurement), we prepared the draft as attached. In order to hear a wide range of public opinions from across the nation, we implement a Public Comment Procedure.

Institutions like the States, etc. are promoting procurement of eco-friendly goods and services since April, 2001, by working out 'the Policy for Promoting Procurement of Eco-Friendly Goods and Services' (Procurement Policy) in accordance with the Basic Policy decided by the Cabinet based on the Act on Promoting Green Procurement.

Designated procurement items(type of eco-friendly goods, etc. which primarily institutions like the State, etc. are encouraged to procure) and their evaluation criteria, etc. are subject to revision depending on the development and dissemination of goods, etc. and the progress of scientific knowledge.

This year we called for proposal for reference and held the review meeting attended by academic experts, etc. to prepare the revised draft.

In this connection, we invite a wide range of public opinions from across the nation which will be helpful in finalizing the revision of the Basic Policy.

Your comments will be accepted from Monday, November 6 to Wednesday, December 6, 17:00, 2017.

Please be noted that all procedures related to this invitation for public comments will be conducted in Japanese-language, therefore the comments also need to be submitted in Japanese-language, by mail, facsimile or email.

For further information, please visit the Website of the Ministry of the Environment (in Japanese-language). (http://www.env.go.jp/info/iken.html)

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