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.

http://www.zino.net.cn/en/index.php Contact Oliver: oliver@zino.net.cn

 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:

  1. aroundthe-world.net
  2. osakarep.com/prices
  3. mikasa-net.co.jp
  4. kwesales.co.jp/english/service/ior.htm
  5. ks-exp.com/en/fba.html

Import Compliance

Japan has strict import controls for some product categories:

  • Food & Drink
  • Food containers
  • Cutlery
  • Supplements
  • Health products like Vitamins & supplements & medical products
  • Electric products
  • Toys
  • Beauty products like skincare & make-up
  • Sharp objects – knives etc
  • Compressed gases

The Japan External trade Organization has some useful resources here: https://www.jetro.go.jp/en/reports/regulations.html

Amazon Japan has some information here: https://services.amazon.com/global-selling/expand-to-japan/local-laws.html

For product testing an international product testing company like https://www.intertek.com/ can help.

Tax

For Tax enquiries please contact simplyvat

http://www.simplyvat.com/ Their website is focussed on EU information but they have someone in their team to handle Japan.

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