Importing country requirements
It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.
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.
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
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.
The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.
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.
Basis for Micor entry
Based on importing country website and information.
Entry last reviewed 23 July 2021.
03/01/2023 - Extensive changes were made to all sections of this entry.