Regulatory Update


Shipments of quarantine items to Japan.



To ship animal and plant-related quarantine items to Japan with pre-clearance at customs you can only use a freight service such as FedEx International Express Freight (IXF) or Airport-to-Airport (ATA).

'Animal and plant-related quarantine items' , and therefore Japan prohibited items by IP, include:

  • Cut Flowers
  • Animal Meat (frozen, dried, fresh)
  • Animal Parts (bone, guts, horns)
  • Vegetables (fresh, frozen)
  • Dry Flowers
  • Furs
  • Bio Products (hazardous, non-hazardous)
  • Bird Feathers
  • Animal Blood*
  • Antibody/Anti-Body
  • Animal Serum*
  • Animal Semen*
  • Feathers
  • Bacteria
  • Coliform Bacillus
  • Soil
  • Tobacoo Leaf
  • Wood
  • Live Plants
  • Green Coffee
  • Soybean
  • Hay
  • Live Insects

*Note: human blood, serum, and semen are not in this category and are unaffected by the regulatory change.