Provisions on tax and customs Japan

Provisions on tax and customs Japan
The Japanese government banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits that contain soil and plants enclosed land, or products containing insects and pathogens.
The tax rate applicable for the product fresh vegetables and fruits imported as follows:
Lemon - 0%
Onions - 0% to 8.5% depending on the price per unit (kg)
Pumpkin, asparagus, broccoli and carrots - 3%
Mango - 3%
Mushrooms of all kinds - 4.3%
Berries - 5%
Rambutan - 5%
Cherry - 8.5%
Orange (provided from June to September) - 16%
Apples - 17%
Orange (provided from December to May 5) - 32%
Can refer to additional information about tax regulations and customs of Japan in site.
The industry standard
The industry standard is applied and the limitations in the export of vegetables and fresh fruits to Japan survived the Japanese government banned imports of vegetables and fresh fruits due to concerns about pests and diseases.
Can refer to specific information about the types of standards and labeling regulations on the website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (
Chemical residues
May 29, 2006, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan (MHLW) has released a list of the types of residual agricultural chemicals in food. The system prohibits the distribution of foods also contain agricultural chemicals above certain levels in case there are no regulations on pesticide residues maximum (MRLs). The agricultural chemicals including pesticides, food additives and veterinary drugs.
This action is based on the Law amending the Law on food safety (Law No. 55, 2003). Law No. 55 MHLW requested to apply the following measures within 3 years after promulgation of the Law Amendment Act of food safety and hygiene (May 30, 2003).
Enforcement system a list of agricultural chemicals (pesticides, food additives and veterinary drugs) - effective from May 29, 2006:
These chemicals have regulations on pesticide residues maximum (MRLs): includes 799 substances. Provide temporary regulations on MRLs for agricultural chemicals, taking into account the standard x Code (Code x), the provisions on limitation of Japanese and other standards are based on the evaluation scientific value: 758 substances. From there, promoting the introduction of regulations on MRLs. All foods contain higher chemical MRLs banned domestic distribution.
These chemicals do not have regulations on pesticide residues maximum (MRLs): Provide regulations on certain levels not harmful to human health: 0.01 ppm. The foods were found to contain higher levels of chemicals allowed in water distribution prohibited.
Chemicals in accordance with the MHLW: chemicals are not harmful to human health: 65 substances. These substances not on the list of agricultural chemicals launched May 29, 2006.
Promote products and services
Market Penetration
The market penetration strategy varies depending on each product category and target market segments. Exporter of Vietnam may consider the following strategies to reach customers more effectively Japan:
Using representative in Japan
Provide regular information about climate, growing conditions, harvesting conditions and seasonal time for Japanese customers
Provides detailed information about the conditions of the product before shipping, and receiving feedback from importers after every landing
Regularly conduct market research and contact with regular customers; meet the tastes and requirements of our customers through research and contacts
The use of information technology to support the activities of importing fresh fruits and vegetables is increasing despite the current online business is still uncommon. Many importers use the Internet to check email and product quality through technical inspection before shipment number and when the dock. However, face to face with the relationship and trust between individuals still affect purchasing decisions.
The distribution channel
The distribution channels are diverse depending on the market, product and market segments. Mould is the most popular distribution from the growers to the packaging and export, then move on to the Japanese trading company.
From this point, the product can be delivered to retailers, the food processing company or the hotel restaurant.
Exporters can also ignore the commercial company and work directly with retailers, particularly large supermarket chains or food processing companies and restaurant chains. Another trend is that the big supermarkets import directly from growers.
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