IOR – Importer of record / Logistics
We (and other clients) have used a company called Zino to ship from China – Amazon FBA in Japan.
They include acting as “importer of record” in their service. They have a minimum delivery of 2 cubic metres.
If you want to use your own shipping company then you will need to use an importer of record service for Japan like one of these:
IOR Importer of record Providers for Japan:
Japan has strict import controls for some product categories:
- Food & Drink
- Food containers
- Health products like Vitamins & supplements & medical products
- Electric products
- Beauty products like skincare & make-up
- Sharp objects – knives etc
The Japan External
Amazon Japan has some information here: https://services.amazon.com/global-selling/expand-to-japan/local-laws.html
For Tax enquiries please contact
http://www.simplyvat.com/ Their website is focussed on EU information but they have someone in their team to handle Japan.