For IOR services in Japan, the rules are the same as any other country. The importer must be a Japanese resident or a locally registered company liable for all taxes, customs charges, and other compliance issues relating to Japanese laws and regulations for importing goods. In Japan, resident companies and individuals are primarily responsible for these responsibilities and liabilities.
If foreign companies or individuals seek to import goods into Japan, they must demonstrate to the customs office that they can fulfill these responsibilities. Then they need to select an Attorney for custom procedure who is either a local corporation or an individual. If you have previously identified a person or company in Japan who can serve as the IOR, the importer can move forward with the import procedures on the Japanese side. However, be certain that the importer agrees to serve as the IOR, as the IOR will be liable for all taxes and regulatory compliance.
Due to current commercial globalization, our goals and responsibilities have become even more important. Even though Japan is not our home country, it goes without saying that everyone on our team provides the best possible IOR service there. If you require IOR services in Japan, we hope to have the opportunity to work with your team shortly.
Requirements for importing goods to Japan?
Understanding import requirements and documentation is very important when doing business in Japan. Any person or company wishing to import goods must declare them to the Director-General of Customs and obtain an import permit after the necessary examination of the goods concerned. The formalities start with the lodging of an import declaration and end with the issuance of an import permit after the necessary examination and payment of Customs duty and excise tax.
Certain items may require a Japanese import license. These include hazardous materials, animals, plants, perishables, and in some cases articles of high value. Import quota items also require an import license, usually valid for four months from the date of issuance.
An additional METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry) license is required on encryption-enabled equipment if the product has 4G/5G, wifi, and SIM card options. METI license may take up to 4 to 5 weeks.
Documents required for customs clearance in Japan include standard shipping documents such as a commercial invoice, and packing list, as well as an original, signed bill of lading or an air waybill if shipped by air. The commercial invoice should be as descriptive as possible for each item in the shipment. The packing list should include the exact contents and measurements of each container, including the gross and net weights of each package.
Japan prohibits the importation of certain items including narcotics, firearms, explosives, counterfeit currency, pornography, and products that violate intellectual property laws. When planning to import goods into Japan, you may wish to consult with TLS Technology for specific details regarding your shipment since your international shipper should be up to date with Japanese import requirements.
Why should you rely on TLS?
TLS Technology is a trustworthy, dependable and efficient IOR service provider for Japan and ensures that your goods arrive securely and on time at Tokyo Port or Narita Airport and are delivered to the end user without any unnecessary delays.
1) Professional Trade Services:
TLS is offering high-quality IOR or ACP (Attorney custom procedure) services in Japan with the help of professional and experienced staff. Undoubtedly, the safety of the client’s cargo is our top priority.
2) A Trustworthy Importing Option:
On the other hand, we provide the most reliable option for shipping cargo out of Japan. We handle all pre-transit chores, including documentation such as customs forms and other procedures that must be completed at the Tokyo Port, as your proud exporter of record.
3) Safe and Fastest Cargo Delivery:
TLS Technology is honored to be the IOR business partner of many companies exporting goods from Japan worldwide. In addition, if your cargo requires any in-transit IOR services while in Japan, you can rely on our IOR partner team to handle it for you, allowing you to focus on your company while we safely deliver your goods to you.
TLS has helped many clients by simplifying their international logistics over the years. TLS, with its extremely reliable and trustworthy services, has assisted many customers with their networking goods, IT equipment, telecom and satellite equipment in Japan.
Our team of IOR professionals working in Tokyo, Japan is more than proficient in dealing with the documentation and other compliance obligations required by the State to allow marine cargo coming in from abroad.