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Import Clearance Guides
and Essentials

Import Clearance Guides
and Essentials

FedEx strives to make your shipping experience as straightforward as possible. Download a copy of our import guidelines to learn more about procedures, regulations, restrictions, prohibited items, etc. for shipping to Japan.

Importing to Japan

Learn customs clearance essentials for importing to Japan.

Fundamental Rules

  • Import Customs Clearance in Japan
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Importer of Record (IOR)

Import-related Laws and Regulations 

  • Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act
  • Food Sanitation Act
  • CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora)
  • High Pressure Gas Safety Act
  • Chemical Substances Control Law
  • Quarantine items (Act on Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control, Plant Protection Act)


Prohibited Items