Restrictions on Shipping to Japan from the United States

For your shipment to Japan, you deserve to have the best experience possible. Having a great shipping experience means being prepared for the entire shipping process. That process includes customs clearance in Japan and understanding the restrictions on exports to Japan.

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Restricted and Dutiable Items

  • Alcohol

    • Up to 3 bottles duty-free per adult
    • Large quantities require a separate clearance as a commercial shipment.
    • Clearly Noted on Inventory

    • Must state alcohol proof/percentage, volume, & make

  • Tobacco

    • 400 cigarettes, 100 cigars or 500 grams of tobacco can be imported duty-free per adult
    • Large quantities require a separate clearance as a commercial shipment.
    • Clearly Noted on Inventory
  • Videos and discs

    • Must be stowed for easy access.
    • Large quantities require a separate clearance as a commercial shipment.
    • Clearly noted on the inventory.
  • New Items (owned for less than one year)

    • New furniture
    • Must be re-packed in original boxes with the invoices
  • Prescription Medications

    • Prescription Required
    • Up to 2 months’ supply
  • Cosmetics and Other Medications

    • Up to 24 pieces for a single product item

Prohibited Items

  • Narcotics

  • Counterfeit goods/currency

  • Firearms or weapons of any kind

  • Meat products, fruits and vegetables

  • Rice

We hope you can use this list to help guide your experience shipping to Japan. If you have any further questions, contact us now and we can respond to your questions and concerns. Click here for more information on exporting to Japan.

  • You must fill the fields marked in red

      • Ship from TOWN NAME
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      • Ship from PORT NAME
      • select Nearby Port
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            Full Container Load(FCL)

            You must provide value for at least one of the fields marked in red

            20FT Container
            20' x 8' x 8'6"
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            40FT Container
            40' x 8' x 8'6"
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            40FT High cube
            40' x 8' x 9'6"
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            Share Container Load(LCL)

            You must provide value for the fields marked in red.

            Calculate LCL volume

            How to calculate your shipment volume of LCL

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