Customs Regulations

 Latest update: April 2022 

Understanding the customs regulations of another country can be a daunting task; however, this section brings together all the information that European enterprises need to know. As long as the procedures listed in this section are abided by and the relevant documentation is submitted, the customs process in Japan should be a hassle-free experience. The existence of a Customs Counsellor system in Japan also means that foreign companies can easily access expert assistance on all matters relating to customs regulation. 


Table of Contents

  • Legal Framework
  • Import Restrictions and Prohibitions
  • Import Clearance Procedure
  • Submitting Declaration Documents
  • Customs Bonded System
  • Protest Procedures Against the Disposition of the Customs Authority
  • Customs Counsellor System
  • EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement
  • SMART Customs Initiative 2020
  • Customs clearance procedures and other relating to countermeasures to the COVID-19
  • Expert Report & Webinars
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs
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