IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

NFI

AFFECTED FLOW

Outflow (subsidised)

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

firm-specific

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 16 May 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Financial assistance in foreign market

On 16 May 2016, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) signed two overseas investment loan agreements totalling respectively USD 26 million and THB 800 million (approx. USD 23 million) with NGK CERAMICS (THAILAND) CO., LTD. The company is a Thai subsidiary of the Japanese company NGK INSULATORS, LTD. (NKG). The loan finances the Thai subsidiary's manufacturing and sales business of automobile exhaust purifying ceramics.
 
In this context JBIC stated: 'This transaction is intended to support NGK's business expansion in overseas countries by way of a local currency loan, and thereby contribute to maintaining and strengthening the international competitiveness of Japanese industries.'
 
Overseas investment loans
JBIC provides direct loans named overseas investment loans to Japanese companies, overseas affiliates or joint ventures where Japanese companies hold equity interests and governments or financial institutions partying with such overseas affiliates. Loans support projects in specific sectors or with a specific purpose of interest to Japan. Further information can be found on the Bank's website under overseas investment loans.
 
The GTA includes state guarantees and other financial incentives that are likely to affect the restructuring and performance of firms facing international competition, whether from imports, in export markets, and from foreign subsidiaries.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

491 Motor vehicles, trailers & semi-trailers; parts
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870810 Bumpers and parts thereof
870830 Brakes and servobrakes; parts thereof
870840 Gear boxes and parts thereof
870850 Driveaxles with differential, whether or not provided with other transmission components, and nondriving axles; parts thereof
870870 Road wheels and parts and accessories thereof
870880 Suspension systems and parts thereof (including shock absorbers)
870891 Radiators and parts thereof
870892 Silencers (mufflers) and exhaust pipes; parts thereof
870893 Clutches and parts thereof
870894 Steering wheels, steering columns and steering boxes; parts thereof
870895 Safety airbags with inflater system; parts thereof
870899 Other
492 Motor vehicle bodies; trailers & parts thereof
8708 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.
870821 Safety seat belts
870829 Other

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