Local Laws

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It's important that you understand Japanese custom clearance, local laws and Amazon prohibited items to confirm if your product is applicable for selling on Amazon.co.jp.

Protection of Personal Information

You must store, manage and use Buyer's Personal Information which you obtained through Amazon.co.jp (Personal Information such as Buyer's delivery address, phone number, name, and e-mail address etc., in any format) in accordance with any agreements between you and Amazon.co.jp and the Amazon Services Privacy Policy. Buyer's Personal Information should be treated with the highest sensitivity in light of Japanese local law namely Act on the Protection of Personal Information. Any breach of the agreements, Privacy Policy or applicable law will lead to seller account termination.

Custom Clearance

When you import goods into Japan, you must comply with all Japanese customs laws and regulations. You are not authorized to import goods in the name of Amazon or to show Amazon as the declarant, importer of record, or consignee on any customs documentation.

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Go to Japan Customs website for more details

Hardlines related local laws

Product examples: AC adopter, Hair drier, Electrical iron, Electrical blender, Electrical shaver

All imported electrical appliances must comply with the standard under the Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Law. This law prevents the sale of hazards and disturbances that can be caused by an electrical appliance. The importer has the obligation to conform to this law, and attach the PSE Mark, which acts as proof of conformity, onto the confirmed products. Go to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website for more details

Product examples: Wireless headphone, Wireless speaker, Bluetooth equipment

To sell products that emit radio frequencies, the product must conform to the technical regulations specified in the Radio Law, and the product must have a Technical Conformity Mark which acts as proof that the product is in accordance with the law. Search keywords, "MIC the radio use web site", to view the website.

Product examples: Pressure cookers and autoclaves for home use, Helmets (automotive, cycle, etc.), Climbing ropes, Portable laser-applied equipment, Washing machines and CRT-based televisions

The following products must comply with the Consumer Product Safety Act and may not be sold without PSC mark: Pressure cookers and autoclaves for home use, Helmets (automotive, cycle, etc.), Baby beds, Climbing ropes, Portable laser-applied equipment, Hot water circulators for bathtubs, Oil water heaters, Oil bath boilers, and Oil heaters, Indoor instantaneous gas water heaters (for city gas and LP gas), Bath boilers with indoor gas burners (For city gas and LP gas), Forced flue type oil warm air furnaces, Built-in electric dishwashers, Electric dryers for bathrooms, Electric fans, Air conditioners, Ventilators, Washing machines and CRT-based televisions. Go to Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website for more details

Product examples: Textile goods such as towels and tableware, Electric appliance such as electrical blenders, electrical coffee makers and electrical pots, Plastic manufactured goods such as water purifiers and baby feeding bottles

The Household Goods Quality Labeling Law provides labeling obligations in order to enable consumers to make informed buying decisions when purchasing household goods. The law establishes what must be displayed as product labels that provide appropriate information of the product. The law applies to textile goods, plastic manufactured goods (e.g. water purifiers, Baby feeding bottles), electrical appliances and miscellaneous manufactured goods sold in Japan. Go to Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan website for more details

Product examples: Feeding bottles, eating utensils, plates, and toys for baby and children

Food products and products intended for infants and small children (such as feeding bottles, eating utensils, plates, and toys) must comply with the Food Sanitation Act which ensures food safety for the public. Go to the Food Sanitation Act web site for more details

Any questions? Service providers can consult you regarding local law requirements.

Fashion goods related local laws

Product Examples: Textile clothing goods such as dresses, T-shirts and swimming wears

The Household Goods Quality Labeling Law provides labeling obligations in order to enable consumers to make informed buying decisions when purchasing household goods. The law establishes what must be displayed as product labels that provide appropriate information of the product. The law applies to textile goods, plastic manufactured goods (e.g. water purifiers, Baby feeding bottles), electrical appliances and miscellaneous manufactured goods sold in Japan. Go to Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan website for more details

Product Examples: Brand clothing, shoes, bags and watches

Please ensure that you have the intellectual property rights necessary to sell your products in Japan. Even if you have the intellectual property rights to sell a product in your country, you may need additional permission of the brand owner to sell the product in Japan. In addition, you are prohibited from selling counterfeit or illegal parallel imports. You may also want to consider protecting your own intellectual property rights in Japan. Go to Japan Patent Office website for more details

Any questions? Service providers can consult you regarding local law requirements.

Consumables related local laws

Product Examples: Coffee, tea, sweets such as chocolates and other foods

Any food products sold in Japan must have proper labeling to inform the consumer on information such as, but not limited to, ingredients, origin of ingredients, nutritional information, trans fatty acid and trans fat labeling. Go to the Food Sanitation Act website for more details

Product Examples: Supplements, cosmetics and medical devices

Pharmaceutical products such as supplements and medical devices sold in Japan must comply with the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act. Go to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act website (Japanese) website for more details

Product examples: Plastic manufactured goods such as baby feeding bottles, plates, utensils and toys

The Household Goods Quality Labeling Law provides labeling obligations in order to enable consumers to make informed buying decisions when purchasing household goods. The law establishes what must be displayed as product labels that provide appropriate information of the product. The law applies to textile goods, plastic manufactured goods (e.g. water purifiers, Baby feeding bottles) sold in Japan. Go to Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan website for more details

Any questions? Service providers can consult you regarding local law requirements.

Media products related local laws

Product Examples: All media products which intellectual properties are secured

Please ensure that you have the intellectual property rights necessary to sell your products in Japan. Even if you have the intellectual property rights to sell a product in your country, you may need additional permission of the brand owner to sell the product in Japan. In addition, you are prohibited from selling counterfeit or illegal parallel imports. You may also want to consider protecting your own intellectual property rights in Japan. Go to Japan Patent Office website for more details

Any questions? Service providers can consult you regarding local law requirements.

Please read through Prohibited Products before starting selling on Amazon.co.jp.

Note: This subscription fee promotion of 10 JPY for the 1st month is only available to new sellers who register an account on Amazon.co.jp by March 15, 2018. Amazon reserves the right to terminate this offer without notice.