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There are important documents to be presented when dealing with the Customs clearance process. To make your passing through Customs as smooth as possible, below you will find certain documents that may be needed by Customs.
Import Declaration – A document stating the household goods being shipped.
Certificate of Origin – Gives verification of which country your household goods are manufactured in.
Original Customs Declaration Form C5360 – A declaration form covering all household goods (HHGS) and personal effects you wish to ship. This form must be certified and stamped by Customs. You can find the original Customs Declaration Form C5360 at http://www.customs.go.jp/kaisei/youshiki/form_C/C5360-B.pdf
Required documents are very important to have at hand when passing through Customs. To avoid any costly delays, please review the needed documents below:
Once your household goods have arrived in Japan along with your documents, both are subjected to examination by Customs. A CBP officer will examine your household goods to determine the value, correct markings, proper invoicing, existence of prohibited items, damages, deterioration and illegal narcotics. It’s important to assure all items are properly described and accounted for to avoid any delays or seizure of items. Once your items are approved for release, they are safeguarded by the proper officers.
Once your items has arrived to Japan, you are responsible for a Consumption Tax of just 5%
There are certain exceptions of quantity of a degree of articles. You must be at least 20 years of age. Please use the gathered information below as reference to the displayed goods.
All labeling must be done in the English or Japanese Language.
Not every item is accepted in Japan due to the safety of the residences, government and the environment. To avoid any Customs refusal, additional fees or delays, please review the following:
Certain items are permitted into Japan with details of restrictions. Please take a look below at the degree of acceptance for a number of HHGS.
The liability for duties are paid once Customs has cleared your shipment for release. There are no options of prepaid duties or taxes prior to exportation from a foreign country. Once your shipment is filed with CBP, the party and only the party listed as the receiver can pick up the shipment. If household goods are warehoused, the party of liability can be changed to another party, most whom purchased the goods. The Customs broker cannot pay duties, but can accept a check written out to the Customs and Border Protection to forward. Once items are received, all articles are deemed owned by the receiver and no longer in ownership of the CBP.
For more information regarding moving to Japan, please utilize the links below:
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All information featured above is for viewing purposes only. To obtain up-to-date information about overseas shipment, please notify your nearest Consulate.