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Export Market Guide - Japan

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All regulatory information for exporting wine goods to Japan , including the regulatory environment, duties and taxes, and permitted additives.

Under JAEPA, the 15 per cent import tariff on Australian bottled wine will be eliminated over 7 years. The first reduction of 1.875 per cent on bottled wine occurred on 15 January 2015, and the second round of cuts came into effect on 1 April 2015, reducing the tariff on bottled Australian wine to 11.3 per cent. The tariff on bulk wine was immediately reduced from ¥45 per litre to zero. 



The importation of wine into Japan is governed by the Customs Act, Consumption Tax Act, Liquor Tax Act and the Food Sanitation Act and Regulations. The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare administers the Food Sanitation Act, however, the National Taxation Agency is responsible for approving production processes and the list of  approved additives for wine.

Import procedure for the Japan market

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Duties and taxes for the Japan market

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Labelling requirements for the Japan market

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Wine standards for the Japan market

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