Shipping household goods to Japan: Export/import procedures to Japan
When you are shipping household goods to Japan, it means that you need proper planning and preparation. For your international relocation to Japan, you need to hire a reliable Japanese moving company to transport your goods safely and without damage.
First, you should know that everything you want to send to Japan, travel by shipping container. That means you need professionals who know how shipping household goods to Japan with Japan requirements. Kokusai Express Japan knows how to do it. We have a full door to door container shipping to Japan service.
Shipping household goods to Japan – Shipping Protocol
When the shipping container unit arrives at your location you need to sign the time and container number. Once you finish loading, driver signs the paper as a proof that the container is now in his possession and your household goods can be shipped.
The company will use this information to prepare the final bill of lading once cargo is on board the ship. The bill of lading is proof that cargo can depart. Bills of lading are printed at the destination as originals.
Japanese shipping protocol doesn’t have to be tough for you when you have Japanese moving service you can trust. With Kokusai Express Japan you will find information that you need, certification, and application procedures when exporting/importing goods.
You need to submit an import declaration which shows the value of the goods, quantities and other information that is required. If you export the goods without support from a Japanese importer, you need to provide all the documents by yourself. Also, it is really tough to communicate with Japanese because of their limited English. So, our advice is to find help with communications from your importer or distributor. All of these can bring you little problems, so it is the best to hire someone to help you with shipping household goods to Japan.
Don’t forget that Japanese customs office inspect your goods. They inspect them prior to the clearance and the goods are stored in a warehouse until the inspection is done. If the inspection doesn’t pass, the goods can be sent back or even demolished.
Also, you should pay Import taxes and consumption taxes. But, maybe you will have to pay other taxes if it is required.
After all of this protocol with taxes and inspection, your products are now ready for customs clearance. And, your household goods will move for your destination to the area in Japan. A Japanese freight forwarding company picks up the goods and delivers it to the importer.
Container service for shipping household goods to Japan
There are many sizes of shipping containers to Japan for household goods, personal effects, motor cars, motorbikes, etc.
Variety of shipping containers in Japan brings you multiple options for shipping your cargo. Depending on your individual need you can find the most suitable container size for shipping your household goods to Japan.
In general, if you are shipping your household goods to Japan you will need a 20’ or a 40’ container. They are most popular and most used for personal effects. Kokusai Express offers you a full container service for shipping household goods to Japan. We are able to arrange removals to anywhere in Japan.
Time of arrival depends upon the shipping line and route.
Container units to Japan come in three main sizes: 20’ foot shipping container, 40’ foot shipping container, 40’ High Cube shipping container. First one has the capacity for 32.9 cubic meters, second for 67 cubic meters, and the third for 75.8 cubic meters.
Shipping car with container unit to Japan
Many companies can combine your household goods with your car into one container for shipping to Japan. It is important to take care and that your car is safe and secure in the container. Cars must be secured to the flooring rings of the container by ratchet straps and the wheels must be locked into position by wooden chocks. When you are shipping the car and household goods together, don’t worry. Wooden bulkhead is built across the shipping container to separate the car and the goods.
If you need more information for shipping your car to Japan, please contact Kokusai Express, and our professional team will help you.
Shipping motorcycles via air cargo
For shipping motorcycles to Japan, it is the best to do it with air cargo. No gasoline allowed and battery must be disconnected. With air cargo, your motorcycle will arrive at the destination faster than with any other shipping solution.
Of course, the inspection will inspect all motorbikes prior to loading on aircraft. We can provide you all the export necessary paperwork for you.
Shipping household goods to Japan with Sea freight
Shipping by the sea is the most common way of transporting commodities worldwide. A major reason for that is lower costs. Also, sea freight is great option because you can ship all kinds of products. But, sea freight has one flaw. It is slower than any other freight option. Sea freight is a must if you plan to export products like furniture, vehicles, textiles and clothing, food and beverages, machinery and heavy armatures.
- To ship goods by sea takes around 5-7 weeks from Europe and the US to Japan.
Shipping household goods to Japan with Air freight
Air freight forwarding is the fastest way to ship your goods but is also the most expensive. It is the best option for shipping of small good such as test samples, product samples, and fragile products. Also, air freight is the best shipping solution for exhibitions products. And when the time is important and urgent and you don’t have time for sea freight.
It takes around 1 week to transport goods by air from Europe and the US to Japan. It is a remarkable shorter lead time in comparison with sea freight.
Kokusai Express Japan is the best for shipping household goods
With our expertise and professional team, you will have safe and secure shipping of your goods. Kokusai Express gives you cost-effectiveness, warehousing services, cargo tracking, and direct communication and planning of activities. When you hire our international air freight forwarders you are reducing your expenses and releasing the stress. So, if you want to ship household goods contact Kokusai Express for help.