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Crustacea live


Japan (JP)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

Contact the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) for information about the process required to import animals into Japan from Australia.

Refer to this and the Department’s websites for current information about exporting animals (including any suspensions).

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

Health certification

Japan has target diseases for live aquatic animals imported for ornamental or aquaculture purposes (that is, other than for human consumption) and these are listed on the MAFF website.

As importing country requirements may change without advice to the Department you should check the import permit and/or the MAFF website carefully at the time of preparation for export.

Other requirements

Transport requirements

The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.

Port-of-entry requirements

There may be particular ports/ airports through which live animal and genetic material must travel.

Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements

The importing country may have specific pre and post arrival quarantine requirements and you should check this.

Special conditions

Permission to move aquatic animals out of Australia

You may need permission under wildlife trade laws to move aquatic animals out of Australia. Refer to the Department’s International and wildlife trade requirements.


Export from Australia of Australian native hatchery bred fingerlings or ova should be accompanied by approval of the hatchery facility from the appropriate State or Federal authority. Refer to the Department’s Exporting fish and fish products from Australia for information about exports for human consumption.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 23 July 2021.

Latest updates

03/01/2023 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.
Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:47 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:48 PM