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The Plant Quarantine in Japan for Taking Plants from Japan to Another Country

Plant Protection Stations perform export inspections according to the plant quarantine conditions required by destination countries to prevent harmful pests from entering and spreading in the countries.

Plant Quarantine Conditions Required by Destination Countries

Certain types of plants are prohibited to be imported or subject to export inspection in some destination (importing) countries.

The Procedures for Export Plant Quarantine in Japan

The procedures include submission of an application for export plant inspection, implementation of a plant inspection, and issuance of a phytosanitary certificate.

 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:380KB) International Passenger Terminal Bld. (3rd Floor)

Haneda Airport(PDF:467KB) Terminal 3 (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

Chubu Airport(PDF:181KB) Passenger Terminal 1 (3rd Floor),  near the Airline Check-in CounterA

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 


Address List of Plant Protection Stations

Plant export inspections can be completed at Export Quarantine Inspection department.
 
Address List of Plant Protection Stations (Head Office, Sub-station, Airport Branch etc.)  (English)

 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(PDF:190KB) (English)

Export Requirement Quick Reference Chart for Postal Mail(PDF:190KB) (English)

Export Requirement Quick Reference Chart for Personally Transported Items(PDF:190KB) (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.

Form of an Application for Export Inspection

An application for export inspection must be submitted to undergo the inspection.A phytosanitary certificate will be issued in English, so please complete, in English, the Application for Export Inspection for Plant and Plant Products.The application form is available to download from here (format: Microsoft Word / size: 96KB).

Name of vessel/flight Enter the name of the vessel or aircraft on which the plant, etc. to be exported will be loaded. If the name of the vessel or aircraft is not available yet or if you will send the plant, etc. by mail or carry it with you, enter the means of transportation (e.g., ship cargo, air cargo, baggage, mail).
Marks and number Enter the code, etc. (if it is to be stated on a certificate) printed on the package of the plant to be exported.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. This is not mandatory to fill in if you will send it by mail.
Port of departure Write the name of the departure (loading) port for the airplane, ship, etc. This is not mandatory to fill in if you will send it by mail.
Point of entry Write the name of the destination country's port (unloading port) for the airplane, ship, etc. This is not mandatory to fill in if you will send it by mail.
Importing country Enter the name of the destination country.
Name and address of exporter Enter the street address and name of the consignor of the export plant.
Name and address of consignee Enter the street address and name of the consignee of the export plant.
Import permit number Enter the reference number of the import permit issued by the government of the destination country. This is not mandatory to fill in if import permit is not required.
Name of plant or plant products Enter the type (English name) of the plant to be exported. Also include the variety name, brand name, batch number, etc., as necessary.
Scientific name Enter the scientific name of the plant to be exported.
Number of packages Enter the number of packages and unit (box, bag, etc.) of the plant to be exported.
Quantity Enter the quantity and unit (weight, unit of counting the plant, etc.) of the plant to be exported. If you state the volume or the number of grains in terms of seed, etc., also include the weight.
Place of origin Enter the place of production of the plant to be exported. For plants produced outside Japan, enter the name of the country of production.
Remarks If the plant, etc. to be exported has been disinfected, etc. at the request of the importing country, or if there is any other information that should be included for export inspection, enter the details.

 

Frequently Asked Questions and Contact Information

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