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Plant Quarantine Inspections

 Plant Protection Stations perform import inspections for plants to prevent the entry of harmful pests from overseas into Japan, and export inspections based on plant quarantine requirements specified by destination countries in order to prevent similar problems abroad.

 Plant quarantine inspections are required when bringing plants into Japan from abroad or taking plants out of Japan.

  Regulations when Taking Plants from Japan to Another Country

When taking fruits, vegetables and other such plants and items from Japan into another country/region, you must adhere to the regulations (quarantine requirements) of the destination country/region.

Depending on the plant type, the destination (importing) country/region may prohibit the import of certain plants, require export inspections by a Plant Protection Station, or have other such regulations.

 

Export Procedures when Taking Plants from Japan to Another Country (Plants Transported in Personal Baggage)

 

Confirmation of Export Destination Country's Quarantine Regulations → Plant Export Inspection → Boarding Procedures → Customs Inspection → Emigration (Departure) Inspection

 

*If the destination country's quarantine requirements include export inspection in Japan, complete any required export inspection at a Plant Protection Station or a major airport's Plant Quarantine Counter before starting boarding procedures. (Inquiries regarding export inspections (English))

*No fee is required for plant export inspections, issuance of phytosanitary certificates, etc.

 

 Airports with Export Quarantine Inspection Counters

 Plant export inspections can be completed at Export Quarantine Inspection Counters in the following airports.

New Chitose Airport(PDF:204KB) International Passenger Terminal Bld. (3rd Floor), CIQ exhibition room

Haneda Airport(PDF:193KB) International Passenger  Terminal (3rd Floor), near the Airline Check-in Counter L

Narita Airport(PDF:196KB)   Passenger Terminal 1 (4th Floor) North Wing, Passenger Terminal 2 (3rd Floor) North Group Counter No.32

Kansai Airport(PDF:384KB)  Terminal 1 Bld. (4th Floor North Side), near the North Departures Gate

Fukuoka Airport(PDF:261KB)  International Terminal Bld. (3rd Floor Southside), near the Airline Check-in Counter M

 

 

 Destination Country's Quarantine Requirements

 When exporting common plant items (fruits, vegetables, etc.) to another country from Japan as cargo, via postal mail or as personally transported items (personal baggage), the quarantine requirements of the destination country will be noted in the documentation for those items.

 

Export Requirement Quick Reference Chart for Cargo (English)

Export Requirement Quick Reference Chart for Postal Mail (English)

Export Requirement Quick Reference Chart for Personally Transported Items (English)

* Precautions Regarding Reference Charts

   Although we endeavored for full accuracy in the information included in the above quick reference charts, quarantine requirements for each country are subject to change and may differ in some aspects from the information we have provided.When exporting items to another country, we recommend confirming the latest importation acceptance conditions with the destination country's agricultural or plant quarantine authority via a representative involved with onsite receipt of shipped/transported items, or with the destination country's embassy in Japan. Additionally, the plant quarantine requirements outlined in the above charts relate only to the requirements of each country; even if the destination country approves import of said items, their import may be prohibited under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES, also known as the Washington Convention) or other national laws/ regulations.

 

 

 For information on items not included in the quick reference charts, destination country quarantine requirements, or other such details, please contact a Japanese Plant Protection Station, or the destination country's plant quarantine authority or embassy in Japan.

 

 

Export Inspection Application Form for Plants

 When submitting an item or items for export inspection, you must fill out an Export Inspection Application Form, which covers items relevant to the phytosanitary certificate(s).

 Because phytosanitary certificates are issued in English, please fill out the Export Inspection Application Form in English.

 The following information must be provided on the form. A blank form can be downloaded here (Word file:96KB)

Address of Applicant

 

Name of Applicant

 

Date (Western calendar)

 

Name of vessel/flight

If you plan to transport/carry the item(s) personally, write "Hand Baggage".

Marks and number

If no classification mark or code is shown on the item packaging, write "None".

Date of departure

Write the date on which the item(s) will be loaded onto the airplane, ship, etc.

Port of departure Write the name of the departure (loading) port for the airplane, ship, etc.
Point of entry Write the name of the destination country's port (unloading port) for the airplane, ship, etc.
Importing country Write the name of the destination country.
Name and address of exporter Write the address and name of the shipping agent who will send the item(s).
Name and address of consignee Write the address and name of the shipping agent who will receive the item(s).
Import permit number

If no applicable number has been issued, you may leave this section blank.

Name of plant or plant products Write the type and name (in English) of the item(s) being shipped/transported.
Scientific name Write the internationally recognized scientific name of the plant(s) in question.
Number of packages Write the number of parcels and their types/formats for the item(s) being shipped/transported.
Quantity Write quantities and relevant units of measure for the item(s) being shipped/transported.
Place of origin Write the production region/area for the item(s) being shipped/transported.

 

 Frequently Asked Questions and Contact Information

Q1:Is it possible to send plants via international postal service, courier service or other such means?
A1:Before attempting to send any item from Japan to another country, first confirm the regulations of the destination country by contacting a Plant Protection Station. If export inspections are required, complete such inspections at the Plant Protection Station. Because certain international shipping/delivery companies refuse to ship plants that require inspections, we recommend confirming information about the company you intend to use in advance via their website or other such information source.

 

Q2:What should I do if I want to take flowers, fruit and/or other such items with me when traveling internationally?
A2:Although certain items may be taken from Japan into other countries without import inspections, some items may be banned by the destination country or require the obtainment of a permit in advance. Because it is necessary to confirm such quarantine requirements in advance, we recommend first contacting the nearest Plant Protection Station, or the destination country's plant quarantine authority or embassy in Japan.

 
Q3:Where do I submit items for export inspections?
A3:Export inspections can be carried out on or prior to the day of shipment/transport from Japan at one of the Plant Protection Stations. We request that persons requesting inspections make an appointment in advance. If you plan to carry the item(s) with you personally, it may take longer to complete inspections at the Plant Protection Station, so please arrive early enough to ensure that you have enough time to make your flight/boat out of Japan afterward.

* Certain countries' quarantine requirements (special export inspections requiring multiple years to complete, or import bans) may prevent us from accepting export inspection applications. Because it is necessary to confirm such quarantine requirements in advance, we recommend first contacting the nearest Plant Protection Station, or the destination country's plant quarantine authority or embassy in Japan.

 
Q4:How are export inspections carried out?
A4:We first check to make sure that the item(s) in question are not banned from import in the destination country and confirm whether any special inspection is required by that country. In response to the destination country's requirements, we conduct various inspections to make sure that no harmful pests are attached to, present as parasites in, or otherwise accompanying the plant(s) to be exported. Plants requiring inspections based on growing location and/or other inspections to fulfill special quarantine requirements may require long inspection times.

 

Q5:How long do export inspections take?
A5:Although inspection times may vary depending on the destination country and type of plant being inspected, inspections carried out at an airport Plant Protection Station on the day of departure usually take about 30 minutes to 1 hour. Inspections may also be completed at your nearest Plant Protection Station prior to the day of departure. If you wish to request an inspection, please contact the Plant Protection Station in advance to make an appointment and make sure to arrive before the start of your appointed inspection time slot. 

 

Q6:  Is any fee required for export inspections?
A6:No fee is required for inspections, phytosanitary certificate issuance and other such procedures.

 

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