To further strengthen its active participation in the global economy, Japan has developed a wealth of online resources available to trade partners in countries throughout the world. The materials listed in this section are designed to help you stay up to date regarding developments in trade regulations and procedures and the latest business news so you can optimize your potential in this prosperous market.
Export and Import Facts
- Japan is the largest market for U.S. agricultural exports
- Total agricultural exports valued at US$10.1 billion in 2007
- A 20% increase over the US$8.39 billion in agricultural exports recorded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2006
Export/ Import Resources
Japan Customs maintains extensive online English-language resources that cover a broad range of topics and respond to dozens of individual questions. These resources include:
If you're exporting products to Japan, review this library of reports, which includes a section dedicated to handbooks that review Japan's import regulations.
The Japan External Trade Organization maintains an online database of trade show dates, locations, and focus by industry or sector.
This World Bank table provides a breakdown of the number of days required for each step in the process of exporting goods from Japan or importing goods into Japan.
Japanese and bilateral chambers of commerce and professional trade associations include:
European Chambers of Commerce
British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Danish Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Finnish Chamber of Commerce in Japan
German Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
The Netherlands Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce External
Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan
Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce