Export to Japan 1: Before, During and After Customs Clearance at Japan Customs

23-09-2020 | 10:30 - 11:00 CET

What should you know before, during and after import clearance at Japan Customs?

Various EU products and services began to enjoy benefits from the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which entered in force on 1 February 2019, and we are seeing a considerable increase of EU exports to Japan.  But yet many EU exporters, particularly small and medium-scaled enterprises (SMEs) perceive access to Japanese market difficult because of unfamiliar trade and business practices.

This is a series of online training webinars which presents the latest market information available in 2020 and explain in practical terms the most important things that EU companies should know when exporting to Japan so that the benefits of free trade can become more widely available to EU exporters for the second year of the EU-Japan EPA.

The topic of this webinar is Custom Clearance Procedures.

The webinar is targeted to: EU companies, particularly SMEs seeking to know clear and cost-effective import clearance procedures. 

Topics covered during this webinar:

In 30 minutes from your desk, you will understand:


  1. Custom Clearance Procedures – Export & Import Declaration, Legal & Regulatory Clearances, and Import Payments;
  2. Plant Quarantine, Domestic Animal Infectious Control, and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures;
  3. Import Payments by Japanese Importers;
  4. Digitalization- Japan’s Authorized Economic Operators (AEO);
  5. After Customs Area – Product Labelling; and
  6. After Customs Area – Japanese Distribution System


  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session

Speaker: Chieko Nakabayashi
Moderator: Pauline Laloux, Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office


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