1. Preconditions for market access
1.1 Import permit
Exporters are not required to obtain an import permit.
1.2 Listing and audit
|Listing and audit procedure||Required?|
|Listing — Department's Establishment Register (ER)||Not required|
1.3 Prohibited products
The Department is not aware of any prohibited edible apiculture products for this market.
2. Documentation requirements
2.1 Government certification
The Department understands government certification is not required to export edible apiculture products to Japan. However, exporters are encouraged to confirm the importing conditions through their importer, or if needed the government authority of Japan.
2.2 Supporting documents and exporter declarations
The Department is not aware of any requirement for supporting documents and exporter declarations.
3. Other requirements
Edible apiculture product must comply with Japan's Food Sanitation Act.
Japan honey quota
Under the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA), there is a quota for honey.
- Quotas are issued on a first-come, first-served (FCFS) basis with the quota year running in line with the Japanese financial year: 1 April to 31 March.
- The amount of quota available changes annually for honey until 2024.
To receive a quota certificate for a consignment of honey to Japan exporters need to complete the JAEPA quota application form and email it to the Department's Quota Unit (firstname.lastname@example.org). Once approved, the Quota Unit will email the quota certificate directly to the exporter.
4. Exemptions granted by the importing country
The Department is not aware of any exemptions being granted by Japan. Exporters are encouraged to confirm if any exemptions apply by contacting their importer, or if needed the government authority of the Japan.