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With Export Portal buy anything from Japan quickly and easily. Our database references thousands of Japanese Companies, Japanese Manufacturers, Japanese Exporters and Japanese Suppliers. Let us help you find top-quality Japanese products and services and shop for Japanese electronics, Japanese cosmetics, Japanese-style items, Japanese food and more.

With reference to Japan's economic profile, the country is the 5th largest exporter and importer in the world, with exports being a historical significance to the Japanese economy. The nation offers a great deal of electronics it's true, but the country also exports many other products like cars, optical and medical equipment, building machinery, ships, boats, as well as precious metals. 

Exports of high technology products have been the engine of Japan's economic growth since 1960. Japan's main exports are transport equipment with transport vehicles accounting for 15 percent; machinery; electrical machinery; chemicals and manufactured goods.

Export Portal strives to bring a piece of the “real Japan” to your office or doorstep. Every day thousands of trusted Japanese sellers user our platform to showcase their products made in Japan to global buyers. This is the best opportunity for you as a global buyer to experience Japan as if you were visiting it yourself. Add a little bit of Japanese spice to your lifestyle by ordering products from Japanese Car Exporters, Japanese Food Exporters, Japanese Cosmetic Manufacturers & Suppliers, Japanese Electronics Manufacturers & Suppliers, Global Japanese Optical Glasses Suppliers and more.

Export Portal is your gateway to international trade. 


Japan Imports

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Export Portal is the global export/import online portal, representing the world's largest searchable database of international trade – right at your fingertips. There are hundreds of thousands of items for sale with thousands of active international sellers and buyers.

Japan main imports are mineral fuels, petroleum, machinery, food, manufactured goods, chemicals and raw materials. We make the process of importing products in Japan and any other country around the world safe and easy. You are just clicks away from the information you can use to explore new markets, locate new suppliers and manufacturers, arrange business transactions and more. In addition to this, Export Portal's verification process of sellers and manufacturers allows Japanese importers conduct international business with reliable global suppliers at the reduced business risk. No matter what product you are interested in, Export Portal has got it. Check our numerous consumer product categories available on the site and we will arrange its safe shipping in Japan.

Export Portal is your best source to contact Global Suppliers and Manufacturers to import products easily in Japan. Source for Global Food Suppliers, Garment Manufacturers, Electronics Exporters, Home Products Manufacturers and many others.  

Customs requirements of Japan

Japan Customs Contacts


Email: Customs Counselors Office of Tokyo Customs/  

Address: Customs and Tariff Bureau, 3-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8940, JAPAN

Telephone: +81 3-3529-0700


Japan is a country situated in East Asia, in the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by the Sea of Japan, the China Sea, China, Korea, Russia and Taiwan. Japan is a member of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Food and Agriculture Organization, Group of Five, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, World Customs Organization and World Trade Organization.



Japan has one of the lowest customs tariffs in the world, which is equal to 2%. The country uses the Harmonised System and most import taxes are ad valorem on the cost, insurance and freight (CIF) value of goods. The importer will also have to pay a consumption tax of 8% for some products, and additional taxes are applied to liquors and tobacco.


Product certification, labelling and packaging

Importers do not need an import licence for a large number of goods. However, licences are required for some products such as hazardous materials, animals, plants, perishables and articles of high value. Animals and plants require health certificates, while frozen fruit and vegetables must have a certificate of condition. The import of food products also requires a food import permit issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Beverages containing alcohol may require a certificate of age.

There are certain restricted goods such as certain agricultural and meat products, endangered species, ivory, animal parts and fur banned internationally. 


Labels are required for textiles, electrical appliances, plastic products, miscellaneous household and consumer goods. Food products must have a sticker attached to each package having a detailed description of contents on it, including artificial colorings, name and address of importer and date of import or manufacture in Japanese. In addition, all imported products and shipping documents must be market in metric weights and measures.

Straw packing is not permitted. 


Documents for import/export:

  • Pro-form invoice
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Bill of lading or Air Waybill
  • Certificate of origin
  • Packing lists, freight accounts, insurance certificates, etc. 
  • Licenses, certificates, etc. 
  • Customs duty payment slips 


A detailed information about import tariffs can be found here: