JAIA 日本自動車輸入組合

Profile of JAIA


Japan Automobile Importers Association (JAIA) was established in 1965 when automobile import was liberalized in Japan, as a public corporation under the Export-Import Trade Law.

JAIA’s activities aim at the healthy development of the automobile importing trade by maintaining orderly import-export trade and operating to better serve for JAIA members’ common interests.

History Previous to Public Corporation Establishment

August 1, 1952 Imported Automobile Society (IAS) was established.

May 28, 1957 IAS was separated into three societies - American Automobile Importers’Society, European Automobile Importers’Society, and Automotive Parts Importers’Society.

May 28, 1962 The above-mentioned three societies merged into Automobile Importers’Association (AIA).

November 1, 1965 With the liberalization of automobile import, the Association was reorganized to its present form, Japan Automobile Importers Association.


  • Survey conditions in Japan and overseas related to the import of foreign automobiles
  • Compile statistics on automobile import
  • Gather information on the import of foreign automobiles and provide the information to members
  • Joint sponsoring of shows / exhibitions and other promotional activities related to the import of foreign automobiles
  • Improve the price and trade conditions of imported automobiles
  • Cooperate and contact with government agencies on matters related to the import of foreign automobiles
  • Promote the healthy development of JAIA members


5th Floor, Shiba Boat Building, 3-1-15, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0014 Japan

Office Location

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