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Important Information on Shipping from the USA to Japan

As Japan has quickly become one of our top markets in the world recently, we thought it would be good to do a review of the shipping policies for Japan.


With such great sales continuing to pop up throughout USA retailers, it's a good time to review the list of prohibited goods for shipping to Japan. Given that these regulations can change frequently, your local customs office will always be the best source of information. Our guide, however, will help give you a general idea of what is and isn't permitted.

Prohibited commodities are listed as antiques, cotton seeds, dried flowers/potpourri, bones, horns, grain or soil samples.

There are certain restrictions surrounding items such as airline tickets, alcoholic beverages, animal products, coffee, perfume, cosmetics, eyeglasses, film and credit cards. Your MyUS.com account manager can help you further with items such as those.

Average transit times to ship from the USA to Japan range from 2-4 days for express shipping depending on delivery area. DHL, FedEx or USPS are options for which you can choose to have your items shipped.
The Japanese Duty/Tax Free amounts are the declared value of your shipment of which duty and tax will not apply. 

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