Import Restrictions/Carry-On Restrictions Other Than Phytosanitary Inspection By Country

Import Restrictions/Carry-On Restrictions Other Than Phytosanitary Inspection By Country

*Information regarding the carry-on restrictions to your destination country can be found through a searchable URL.

Country Details
Thailand
  • When purchasing agricultural products in Japan and taking them back to Thailand, it is necessary to obtain permission from the Thai Government in advance before leaving Thailand. Also, when purchasing more than JPY 300,000, an export declaration is required before leaving Japan.
  • Regarding carried items submitted for private use or your own occupational use, items with a total taxable value of 20,000 baht or less are exempt from customs duties. However, a condition is reasonable quantity. Furthermore, prohibited cargo and restricted cargo are excluded.
  • When a traveler is carrying on items as personal use items, should the taxable value exceed a total of 20,000 baht, it will be necessary to pay custom duties upon arrival. However, in the case of carried items submitted for private use or your own occupational use, should the amount be 100,000 baht or less, it is possible to use the simplified customs clearance system. Under the simplified customs clearance system, it is possible to perform customs clearance at a simplified customs duty rate without strict customs classification. Please note however, in the case for non-personal use general commercial purposes, simplified customs duty rate will not be applicable even if the amount is under 20,000 baht.

< Reference Materials/Information >
https://www.jetro.go.jp/world/qa/04A-051025.html
https://goo.gl/Ma9LXU

South Korea
  • The tax exemption range of fruit other than those import prohibited is 100,000 won (approx. JPY 10,000) or less and up to 5kg. Also, when entering the country, it is obligatory to declare to customs and undergo quarantine inspection. A fine of 5,000,000 won (approx. JPY 500,000) is imposed for not declaring.

< Reference Materials/Information >
https://www.jetro.go.jp/world/reports/2013/07001766.html
https://goo.gl/Sa2vhK
http://www.qia.go.kr/listindexWebAction.do

Malaysia
  • Under the condition that it is deemed the cargo is in the self-use range of the traveler, in regards to food, the equivalent of 75 ringgit (approx. JPY 2,000) or less is the tax exemption range. The part that exceeds this tax exemption range will be uniformly taxed 30%.

▸ Traveler Conditions

  • Non-residents with the intention of visiting Malaysia for no less than 72 hours.
  • Residents returning home after an absence from Malaysia for no less than 72 hours (24 hours for Labuan, 48 hours for Langkawi or Pulau Tioman).

< Reference Materials/Information >
https://www.jetro.go.jp/world/qa/04A-061105.html
http://www.customs.gov.my/en/tp/Pages/tp_tg.aspx

Singapore
  • Tax-exempt items only, when bringing in new items, gifts, foods etc. for personal consumption purposes: If the time spent outside of Singapore is 48 hours or more and the total item amount does not exceed SGD 600 (approx. JPY 48,000), or if the time spent outside of Singapore is less than 48 hours and the total item amount does not exceed SGD 150 (approx. JPY 12,000), it will receive GST tax exemption measures. This provision is effective from 1st April 2012, and applies to individuals such as Singaporeans, permanent residence holders, foreign travelers etc. It does not apply to foreigners who hold an employment pass (EP), work permit, dependant's pass or long-term visit pass. The carried items of travelers that are for commercial purposes shall all be subject to general customs duties and GST. Also, GST will be imposed on the amount that exceeds the tax exemption range.
  • Fresh vegetables can be brought in by travelers without an AVA import license.
  • For fruit (excluding those that originate from Central & South America), the limit is within a common-sense range.

< Reference Materials/Information >
https://www.jetro.go.jp/world/qa/04S-140203.html

Indonesia
  • Items for the personal use of passengers that have a customs value of FOB USD 500 or less per person will be exempt from import customs duties. Should the passport's private property value exceed the stated customs duties amount limit (USD 500), import customs duties shall be imposed on the excess.
  • Regarding ranges that are recognized as personal use consumption amounts while staying in Indonesia, there are no such regulations that show specific amounts & costs. However, in the Ministry of Trade Regulation No. 83/M-DAG/PER/12/2012 dated 27th December 2012 (amended to Ministry of Trade Regulation No. 61/M-DAG/PER/9/2013 dated 30th September 2013) regarding importer registration of electronic/electrical products, clothing, toys, footwear, food & beverages, it is regarded as a rough indication that, for articles sent or brought in by aircraft that are mail items or items carried by passengers & crew members, which are food items not exceeding FOB USD 1,500, importer registration designation and inspection obligations prior to shipment are not necessary, and the carrying in location is without limitation. However, for the exemption from import custom duties and other taxes, abide by the baggage customs clearance system stated above.

< Reference Materials/Information >
https://www.jetro.go.jp/world/qa/04A-061106.html
http://www.beacukai.go.id/arsip/pab/impor.html

The UAE
  • 3000 dirham (approx. JPY 90,000) for cosmetics including perfume and souvenirs. Should the amount exceed 3000 dirham, payment of the customs duties on the excess is required.

< Reference Materials/Information >
https://www.dubaicustoms.gov.ae/en/Pages/default.aspx

Netherlands
  • For carried items with non-commercial properties that are for the personal use or gift use of a traveler who has entered from an area outside of the EU, the upper limit for tax exemption is 430 euros (approx. JPY 55,000) for a traveler who has used an aircraft or ship (sea route).

< Reference Materials/Information >
https://goo.gl/CWHG22
https://www.jetro.go.jp/world/qa/04A-051023.html

France
  • For carried items with non-commercial properties that are for the personal use or gift use of a traveler who has entered from an area outside of the EU, the upper limit for tax exemption is 430 euros (approx. JPY 55,000) for a traveler who has used an aircraft or ship (sea route). Regardless of the transportation method, the upper tax exemption limit for travelers under 15 is 150 euros (approx. JPY 19,000).

< Reference Materials/Information >
https://www.jetro.go.jp/world/qa/04A-051023.html
http://www.douane.gouv.fr

New Caledonia
  • In the case of articles that exceed the price of 30,000 CFP (approx. JPY 32,000) for those 15 years or older, and 15,000 CFP (approx. JPY 16,000) for those younger than 15, declaration is required.

< Reference Materials/Information >
https://www.newcaledonia.travel/ja/passport-visa-customs

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