Shipping to Japan?

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Introduction

Japan is the fourth biggest ecommerce market globally, generating about $79B USD in 2015, with leading websites Rakuten, Amazon JP and Yahoo JP accounting about 50% of total ecommerce sales. The Japanese ecommerce market is forecasted to grow to $106B by 2018.

Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.

The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.


CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.

FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.


Country
Japan - JP
Currency
Japanese yen - JPY
Tax (VAT / GST)
4.8%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
10000 JPY
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
10000 JPY
Incoterms
The valuation method is CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight), which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight, and the cost of insurance. Some duties are specific, i.e. based on quantity. In addition to duty, imports are also subject to Consumption Tax, Excise, and other taxes on fuel products.
Import duties
Mobiles
0%
Tablets
0%
Computers & Laptops
0%
Cameras
0%
Accessories (no-battery)
0%
Accessories (battery)
0%
Health & Beauty
0%
Fashion
9%
Watches
0%
Jewelry
0%
Dry Food & Supplements
25%
Home & Appliances
0%
Home & Garden
0%
Toys
3%
Sports
0%
Luggage
4%
Audio Video
0%
Documents
0%
Gaming
0%
Books & Collectibles
2%
Pet Accessories
5%
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Rates

0.5kg parcel going from Australia to Japan
Delivery Time
Courier Rating
Services
Shipping Cost

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3 - 5 working days
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AUD 32.76

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Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.
Plants
Seeds
Live Animals
medicine and cosmetics
hunting guns, air guns and swords
Fur and Leather Products
Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.
Drugs
Firearms
Explosives
Chemicals
Money
Radioactive Materials
Objectionable material

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.
Commercial Invoice
Battery Statement
Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.
Non-working Days
Sunday is considered a non-working day. You may experience delays for your shipments on this day.
Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .