Import Regulations

Connected to 140+ countries' government sources, we provide all information relating to import regulations of HS Goods, including prohibition, licensing requirement, quotas, and other non-tariff measures. If you are exporting goods for domestic sale of the destination country, we provide the specification requirements as regulated by the country for consumer safety and other public health and security restrictions.

Import Regulations include:

  • Restricted Items (prohibition, licensing, quotas..etc.)
  • Technical Barriers to Trade
  • Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary Measures
  • Import Fees and other registration requirements
  • All other non-tariff measures

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  • Multiple 6-digit HS Codes that can be matched
  • Restriction Label
  • Administration Information (source of legal act and ruling )
  • Description of the goods that are restricted in question (as released by the government)

Example of Restriction for "Fish" importing to Japan:

  • HS Code: 0301 (Live fish, Herring; Cod; Yellow tail; Mackerel; Sardine; Horsemackerel). Restriction Label: Global quota. National Administration: Import Trade Control Order (6 June 2003), 1.1. Import Quota on Marine Products.
  • HS Code: 0301 (Live fish, Fish; crustaceans; other aquatics and their preparations). Restriction Label:Non-automatic licensing. National Administration: Import Trade Control Order (6 June 2003), 1.2. Import Approval on Marine products.
  • HS Code: 0301 (Maximum residue limits (MRLs), Pesticides, Food safety, Human health, Adoption/publication/entry into force of reg., Maximum residue limits (MRLs), Pesticides, Food safety, Human health). National Administration: Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, Etc. under the Food Sanitation Act (Revision of agricultural chemical residue standards, final rule).
  • HS Code: 0301 (An international aquatic animal health certificate, issued by the competent authority of the exporting country, is required for the importation of aquatic animals which are listed in the Ministerial Ordinance. The diseases from which the competent authority of the exporting country must verify that imported aquatic animals is free include non OIE-listed diseases (ex. Koi Herpes Virus Disease). The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries may order an importer to detain the imported aquatic animals if the certificate attached to the aquatic animals does not verify that they are free from diseases listed in the Ministerial Ordinance. A person who is ordered to detain the aquatic animals shall have the aquatic animals examined for a diagnosis when the person finds or suspects that the aquatic animals are infected with diseases listed in the Ministerial Ordinance. If the aquatic animals are proved to be infected with the diseases, the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries may order the person to burn, bury or disinfect the aquatic animals.). National Administration: Amendment of the Fisheries Resources Conservation Act (available in English, 2 pages).


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