Procedures for export/import and marine transport (including dangerous and hazardous goods), and regular services (LCL cargo) to South Korea.


Q&AFrequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are Import/Export Trade Control Ordinances?

In order to export certain cargo or supply certain knowledge or information, one must follow foreign exchange and foreign trade laws. Permission forms allowing export or service transactions must be applied for and granted by Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.
For further details, refer to METI’s Web site.

Our company wants to send a PC to our office in China. What documents and procedures are necessary?

Because the Export Trade Control Ordinance applies to PCs (newly bought PCs), you will need to provide a parameter sheet, supplied by the maker, or else a certificate of exemption.
Aside from exporting procedures, the usual inventory/packing list is required, as is preliminary research in order to determine whether or not the receiving country (China, in this case) can import the item you plan to send.
When the PC arrives in China, inspectors will require forms and documents stipulated by the China Compulsory Certification (CCC) and the law regulating importation of electronic goods, in order to determine whether the cargo can be imported or not.
Note: Product information (specifications sheet) must first be confirmed.

3. I want to export dangerous/hazardous goods. Is this possible?

In order to export dangerous or hazardous goods from Japan by boat, the goods must follow the Regulations for the Carriage and Storage of Dangerous Goods in Ships. (The regulations for air transport are different.)
Rules for cargo vary depending on the kind of goods (products) involved, so please prepare product MSDS and consult us by e-mail or phone. After confirming the details, we will promptly assist you with export procedures.

4. I want to import goods from another country. How much in customs taxes will this incur?

Please contact us for specifics once you have confirmed the place of origin of the item(s) to be imported and prepared the following:

  • Catalogs, MSDS, and other materials that clarify the item’s appearance, functions/features, and physical properties (composition, etc).
  • Materials that clarify the item’s usage (not required if the item's usage is obvious).

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