TRILATERAL COOPERATION

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Promoting peace and co-prosperity among
China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea

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Ministerial Meetings

China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics Latest Event : 2020.06.29
Special Session of the 8th China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics

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  • 2020.06.29
  • Virtual
■ Participants :
・ China: Ministry of Transport
・ Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
・ ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

■ Outcome :
Endorsed Joint Statement of the Special Session of the 8th Ministerial Meeting. The agreed items include:
1. To strengthen the three countries’ cooperation and coordination in international logistics policies to exchange necessary information and to enhance resilience and sustainability of the international logistics to and from each of the countries against the pandemic of COVID-19 and other possible infectious diseases;
2. To share good experiences and practices with each other also in the context of domestic logistics policies to overcome the adverse effects brought about by the pandemic, and to jointly building logistics network in the region which is less vulnerable to the possible pandemics in the future;
3. To explore ways to facilitate the movement of essential logistics workers in order to ensure unimpeded passages for cross-border movement of goods and make every endeavour to share information on the quarantine measures being implemented in each country for transport means;
4. To enhance cooperation and coordination in ongoing and future discussions within the existing international organizations to realize proportional infection prevention measures with which unnecessary traffic restrictions can be avoided in order to ensure the smooth operation of international logistics.

■ Document :
Joint Statement of Special Session of the 8th China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics
7th China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics

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  • 2018.07.17
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants :

China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

■ Agenda :

1. Reorganization of Action Plans
2. Establishment of an official homepage on the trilateral transport and logistics mechanism

■ Outcome :

1. Discussion on Creation of a Seamless Logistics System, Establishment of Environment of Environmentally friendly Logistics, and Achievement of Balance between Logistics Security and Efficiency
2. Discussion on strengthening cooperation on projects and policies under the major initiatives of the three countries to promote regional connectivity, and strengthening joint efforts on the 4th industrial revolution for transport technologies
3. Agreed on the establishment of an official homepage with the full support from the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat (TCS) to share the achievements of the past 12 years, facilitate consultation process among the three countries and enable the people of the three countries to better access the ministerial conference on transport and logistics

■ Documents :

Joint Statement of the 7th China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics
Annex - Action Plans for the 7th CJK Ministerial Conference
6th China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics

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  • 2016.07.28
  • Hangzhou, China
■ Participants :

China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

■ Outcome :

Endorsed the Progress and Future Work of the Action Plan. The agreed items include:
1. China and Korea will endeavor to facilitate mutual access of trailer chassis based on the previously signed agreement and Japan and Korea will expand the existing pilot project, considering demands of consigner and logistics enterprises. China and Japan will continually cooperate with each other more closely toward implementation of the pilot project of mutual access.
2. To make efforts for developing national standards of pallets and encourage research on the possibility of standardizing returnable container excepting pallet.
3. To increase the number of information-sharing ports and explore more information-sharing service areas.
4. To share information and experience in container rail-sea intermodal
transport development.
5. To encourage the public and private sectors to explore cooperative
projects and conduct joint research on cold chain.
6. Agreed to review the progress made in the implementation of the 12 Action Plans, and identify new agendas.
5th China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics

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  • 2014.08.25
  • Yokohama, Japan
■ Participants :

China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

■ Outcome :

Endorsed the Progress and Future Work of the Action Plan. The agreed items include:
1. China and Korea will vitalize mutual access of trailer chassis under the previously signed agreement, and Japan and Korea will expand the existing pilot project and explore the possibility of new pilot project, considering demands of consigners and logistic enterprises. China and Japan will put forward a joint research on implementation of a pilot project.
2. To exchange information among the three countries and endeavor to expand ports coverage within the three countries and mutually cooperate in order to expand NEAL-NET activities further toward other countries and regions such as ASEAN.
3. To reduce green house gas and toxic substance emissions from logistics sector.
4. To endeavor joint research on returnable pallets such as regulation and procedure related with tax exemption, and make joint efforts to adopt necessary measures in order to facilitate the implementation of tax exemption concerning returnable pallets among the three countries through pilot project aiming to promote the utilization of returnable pallets.
4. To jointly endeavor to respond to changes in the international logistics security environment
5. To make efforts for mutual cooperation on Northern Sea Route through exchanging information.

■ Documents : Joint Statement of the 5th China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics
4th China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport and Logistics

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  • 2012.07.16
  • Busan, Korea
■ Participants :

China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs

■ Agenda : Progress and future work of the Action Plan

■ Outcome :

Endorsed the Progress and Future Work of the Action Plan. The agreed items include:
1. China and ROK will vitalize mutual access of trailer chassis, Japan and ROK will start the pilot project in the second half of 2012, China and Japan will conduct a joint study on the possibility for a pilot project.
2. To develop the standards and enhance the function of logistics information sharing; in the long term, start a research on expanding the logistics information sharing from the maritime sector to road, railway, aviation transport and sea-land multi-modal transport sectors
3. To conduct a joint research and a pilot project for joint use of returnable pallets; in the long term, promote customs exemption concerning returnable pallets among the three countries
4. To encourage a research on the development of standards including the quality and strength of pallets
5. On green logistics policy exchange, to hold joint seminars initially in the maritime and port sectors, and verify the energy saving operations of ships
6. To encourage a research by the research institutes and enterprises of the three countries on logistics security related technologies
7. To carry out a joint survey by the three countries and Russia at an appropriate time, in a view to realizing Northeast Asia sea-land inter-modal transport among the four countries; to accelerate a research to establish an Asia-Europe logistics information sharing network and form a research team

■ Documents : Joint Statement of 4th China-Japan-Korea Ministerial Conference on Transport & Logistics (2012.07.16)
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Director-Generals' Meetings

Northeast Asia Port Director-General Meeting Latest Event : 2019.11.07
20th Northeast Asia Port Director- General Meeting
  • 2019.11.07
  • Changwon, Korea
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2000~2012), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (2013~)

■ Agenda
​1. Information exchange on Environmentally Friendly Green Port
2. Report on Joint Research
Themes of joint research are 1) Sophistication and​ integrated development of ports, 2) Maintenance of shipping routes and harbors, and 3) Smart port Realization Strategy in Northeast Asia
3. The 21st Northeast Asia Port Director- General Meeting
19th Northeast Asia Port Director- General Meeting
  • 2018.11.13
  • Shizuoka, Japan
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2000~2012), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (2013~)

■ Agenda
1. Information exchange on Medium- to long-term policy of the port
2. Report on Joint projects
- Survey on cargo handling capacity for efficient development of container terminals
- Comparative survey on port law systems in China, Japan and South Korea
- Creating a lively port in Northeast Asia
3. 20th Northeast Asia Port Director- General Meeting​
18th Northeast Asia Port Director- General Meeting
  • 2017.11.08
  • Qingdao, China
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2000~2012), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (2013~)

■ Agenda
- Harmonization between the city and the port
17th Northeast Asia Port Director- General Meeting
  • 2016.11.04
  • Incheon, Korea
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2000~2012), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (2013~)

■ Agenda
- Harmonization between the city and the port
16th Northeast Asia Port Director- General Meeting
  • 2015.11.02
  • Kobe, Japan
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2000~2012), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (2013~)

■ Agenda
1. To exchange information on national policy
2. To discuss Marine Network among Northeast Asia, RFID application and regional development by attracting cruise ships
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Working-Level Meetings

Working Groups under Northeast Asia Port Director-General Meeting Latest Event : 2012.01.01
4th Working Groups under Northeast Asia Port Director-General Meeting
  • 2012.01.01
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Coastal Development Institute of Technology, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2001~2012), Korea Maritime Institute


■ Agenda
Working Group 1 - Green port strategy for sustainable development
Working Group 2 - Measure to prevent coastal disasters considering the global warming in the Northeast Asia region
3rd Working Groups under Northeast Asia Port Director-General Meeting
  • 2009.01.01
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Coastal Development Institute of Technology, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2001~2012), Korea Maritime Institute

■ Agenda
Working Group 1 – Promotion of close collaboration on port
Working Group 2 – Technology concerning dredging in port and effective use
Working Group 3 – Mitigation measures for coastal disasters caused by typhoon in East Asia
2nd Working Groups under Northeast Asia Port Director-General Meeting
  • 2006.01.01
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Coastal Development Institute of Technology, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2001~2012), Korea Maritime Institute

■ Agenda
Working Group 1 - Promotion of cruise in East Asia
Working Group 2 – Study on the free trade zone model in East Asia and promotion of port investment
Working Group 3 – Study on the reliability engineering of port structure
1st Working Groups under Northeast Asia Port Director-General Meeting
  • 2003.01.01
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Coastal Development Institute of Technology, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2001~2012), Korea Maritime Institute

■ Agenda
Working Group 1 – The development of East Asia Transportation Corridor in the future
Working Group 2 – Internationalization of the technology standards of port construction
Northeast Asia Port Symposium Latest Event : 2019.11.08
20th Northeast Asia Port Symposium
  • 2019.11.08
  • Changwon, ROK
■ Participants
​• China: Ministry of Transport
• Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
• Other experts from relevant institutions and local governments

■ Agenda
Port strategy to respond to the tightening of international environmental regulations​
19th Northeast Asia Port Symposium
  • 2018.11.14
  • Shizuoka, Japan
■ Participants
​• China: Ministry of Transport
• Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
• Other experts from relevant institutions and local governments

■ Agenda
- ​​Port and Urban Development 
18th Northeast Asia Port Symposium
  • 2017.11.08
  • Qingdao, China
■ Participants
• China: Ministry of Transport
• Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• ROK: Ministry ofOceans and Fisheries
• Other experts from relevant institutions and local governments

■ Agenda
1. Intelligent Logistics System
2. Automated Container Terminal
17th Northeast Asia Port Symposium
  • 2016.11.04
  • Incheon, Korea
■ Participants
​• China: Ministry of Transport
• Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
• Other experts from relevant institutions and local governments

■ Agenda
1. Port Policy in the face of Change of Global Circumstances” and “Fourth Industrial Revolution and Port
16th Northeast Asia Port Symposium
  • 2015.11.02
  • Kobe, Japan
■ Participants
​• China: Ministry of Transport
• Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
• Other experts from relevant institutions and local governments

■ Agenda
1. maritime connectivity
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Northeast Asia Logistics Cooperative Development Forum Latest Event : 2010.12.02 ~ 2010.12.03
1st Northeast Asia Logistics Cooperative Development Forum (NEAL-NET)

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  • 2010.12.02 ~ 2010.12.03
  • Hangzhou, China
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2010~2012)

■ Agenda
1. Sign on MOU on the Cooperation Mechanism of Northeast Asia Logistics Information Service Network (NEAL-NET)
2. Creation of a seamless logistics system
3. Establishment of environmentally friendly logistics
4. Achievement of balance between secure and efficient logistics

■ Documents
- Memorandum of Understanding on the Cooperation Mechanism of Northeast Asia Logistics Information Service network (2010.12.02)
NEAL-NET Technical Meeting Latest Event : 2020.09.23 ~ 2020.09.24
27th NEAL-NET Technical Meeting
  • 2020.09.23 ~ 2020.09.24
  • Online
■ Participants
​• China: Ministry of Transport
• Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

​■ Agenda
​1. Implementation progress of NEAL-NET work since January of 2020
2. Improvement of information sharing standards for multi-modal combined transport and dangerous goods transport
3. Improvement of standard and application of NEAL-NET related transfer container information
3. Exchange on newly added international ports of the three countries with Russia, ASEAN and EU countries
26th NEAL-NET Technical Meeting
  • 2020.01.14 ~ 2020.01.15
  • Yokkaichi, Japan
■ Participants
• China: Ministry of Transport
• Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

■ Agenda
​1. The service content of NEAL-NET
2. Explore international network development mechanism
3. Exchange on progress of container ship and container status in 2019
4. Relevant standards that support cross-border multimodal transport and dangerous goods transportation
5. Information sharing on the progress of international logistics information sharing between the three countries, Russia, ASEAN and EU countries.
25th NEAL-NET Technical Meeting
  • 2019.03.29
  • Beijing, China
■ Participants
​• China: Ministry of Transport
• Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• ROK: Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

■ Agenda
​1. Progress of implementation of key work
2. The issue of information interconnection and sharing among the three countries
3. The technical standards for information exchange of multimodal transport logistics
4. The next step forward plan
24th NEAL-NET Technical Meeting
  • 2018.11.16
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants
•China: Ministry of Transport
•Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
•ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2000-2012), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (2013-)
23rd NEAL-NET Technical Meeting
  • 2018.03.16
  • Yokohama, Japan
■ Participants
•China: Ministry of Transport
•Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
•ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2000-2012), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (2013-)

■ Agenda
1. New data items such as dangerous goods, FCL and container net weights according to user needs
2. Regarding port interconnection, the three countries have completed the testing of eight new ports which are the North Sea, Qinzhou, Fangcheng, Zhuhai, Pyeongtaek, Ulsan, Niigata, and Yokkaichi
3. Regarding international cooperation, China introduced the progress of cooperation with Europe, Middle East, and Southeast Asia, and invited Japan and South Korea to jointly carry out interconnection and cooperation with international ports and international organizations
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NEAL-NET Steering Committee & Council Meeting Latest Event : 2018.7.16
4th NEAL-NET Steering Committee & Council Meeting
  • 2018.7.16
  • Seoul, Korea
■ Participants
• China: Ministry of Transport
• Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• ROK: Minsitry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2000-2012), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (2013-)​

■ Agenda
To achieve the handover of the presidency of NEAL-NET to Japan
3rd NEAL-NET Steering Committee & Council Meeting
  • 2014.08.24
  • Yokohama, Japan
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Minsitry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2000-2012), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (2013-)
2nd NEAL-NET Steering Committee & Council Meeting
  • 2011.12.06
  • Hangzhou, China
■ Participants
China: Ministry of Transport
Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
ROK: Minsitry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (2000-2012), Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (2013-)
1st NEAL-NET Steering Committee & Council Meeting
  • 2010.12.03
  • Hangzhou, China
■ Participants
• China: Ministry of Transport
• Japan: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
• ROK: Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs