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Tax: up to 10%

Duties: up to 14%

Restricted items: Textiles

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays 

Lead times: 1-2 weeks

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Prominent Languages: Japanese 

The Complexities of Importing into Japan

Japan is an extremely sought-after destination for both Western and Eastern Cloud companies with numerous industry giants having datacentres located here. There are also several companies such as NTT who have headquarters located here. With particular HS codes requiring additional compliance, Japanese compliance requirements can be a challengeOther factors that must be considered include the final delivery address. In some cases, distance from the capital can result in higher freight costs.  

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Japan

As compliance specialists, TecEx will ensure the correct documentation is sourced, even for HS codes that require non-standard documentation. Our DDP service goes beyond last-mile delivery, assisting with the sourcing of forklifts or even cranes and operation teams to get your goods where they need to be. Our willingness to go the extra mile for our clients and superior services makes us the ideal partner for those sending hardware to foreign datacentres. 

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