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Utilizing an EPA to export from Japan/import to Japan

Export

Confirm countries with which EPAs are in force

An EPA is applicable to shipments between countries if the EPA is in force in both of the countries.

Specify the HS Code of the goods

HS codes refer to numbers used to classify goods for exports and imports. You can search for tariff rates and the rules of origin based on those codes.

Check the tariff rate

Check that the EPA rates are lower than the normally applicable most-favored-nation (MFN) tariff rate.

Check the rules of origin

It is necessary to comply with the rules of origin in order to apply the EPA preferential tariff rates.

Prepare a certificate of origin

(A) Third-party certification system or (B) Self-certification system by approved exporters.

Import

Confirm countries with which EPAs are in force

An EPA is applicable to shipments between countries if the EPA is in force in both of the countries.

Specify the HS Code of the goods

HS codes refer to numbers used to classify goods for exports and imports. You can search for tariff rates and the rules of origin based on those codes.

Check the tariff rate

Check that the EPA rates are lower than the normally applicable most-favored-nation (MFN) tariff rate.

Request the exporter to prepare a certificate of origin

In order to import a cargo at an EPA or FTA tariff rate, the exporter needs to obtain the certificate of origin in the export origin country.


You can utilize the EPA!

Contact

 
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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