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Parcel to Japan

Parcel to Japan

Parcel to Japan

At Postage Planet we deliver parcels around the world and we understand how important it is to provide a fast and affordable international courier service.

Sending a parcel to Japan from the UK has never been easier with our simple online booking system. Enter your parcel dimensions and weight and then choose from a wide range of couriers including Parcelforce, DHL and FedEx to name a few which can all be booked online 24 hours a day using PayPal or credit card payment you can then print your label and take your parcel to your nearest post office or a courier will collect your parcel from your door.

If you need to book a courier to Japan and are sending a parcel for business to Tokyo or sending a gift to family or Friends in Kyoto book with Postage Planet.

Prohibitions and restrictions vary from country to country, and can sometimes apply to items which you may think are ordinary. The information below is provided in good faith, but Postage Planet is not responsible for it, and it should be viewed as a guide only. Specific restrictions and changes may be enforced at short notice, so for clarification please contact the destination country's trade, postal, and customs authorities as appropriate. Business customers are strongly recommended to do this.

Prohibited items

  • Print and film materials deemed obscene (including pornography)
  • Explosives
  • Illegal drugs
  • Materials that infringe copyright
  • Firearms, parts and accessories thereof, ammunition
  • Narcotics
  • Lithium batteries and equipment containing lithium batteries
  • Live animals
  • Meat and edible meat offal
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • Dairy produce; birds' eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • Vegetable products
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices
  • Cereals
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products; prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • Prepared foodstuffs; beverages, spirits and vinegar; tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal fodder
  • Mineral products
  • Salt; sulphur; earths and stone; plastering materials; lime and cement
  • Products of the chemical or allied industries
  • Organic chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Fertilisers
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations
  • Miscellaneous chemical products
  • Raw hides and skins, leather, furskins and articles thereof; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silk-worm gut)
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal; cork and articles of cork; manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
  • Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulose material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard; paper and paperboard and articles thereof
  • Counterfeit, defaced or imitation currency, bills, banknotes and securities. Counterfeit or defaced postage stamps, articles which may be mistaken for postage stamps, or those resembling official revenue stamps, and stamp tax seal
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials; ceramic products; glass and glassware
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
  • Machinery and mechanical appliances; electrical equipment; parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers; television image and sound recorders and reproducers and parts and accessories of such articles
  • All Arms and ammunition; parts and accessories thereof
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles
  • Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • Works of art, collectors' pieces and antiques  

Exporting to Japan

Japan is the world’s third largest economy in the world - bigger than the UK and Germany combined. In 2014 it made up 6% of world Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Japan remains the high-tech powerhouse economy of Asia.

Around 450 British companies currently operate in Japan from major FTSE 100 companies to small businesses. Visible high street names include Lush, Ted Baker, Burberry and Fortnum & Mason as well as as specialist companies like BrewDog. Larger multinationals such as Barclays HSBC, GlaxoSmithKline and Rolls-Royce also have a strong presence in Japan.

Incentives for UK businesses exporting to Japan include:

·         stable place to do business

·         strategic stepping stone for other Asian markets

·         strong political, trade and social ties between the 2 countries

·         highly educated consumers who are early adopters of new products and services

·         large and rich consumer market based in urban areas

·         Tokyo conurbation is the world’s largest at around 35 million

UK and Japan trade

However, on a value added basis, Japan is the 7th largest market. In 2012 UK exports to Japan were worth over £9.4 billion, almost evenly split between good and services

The UK’s biggest visible exports are:

·         machinery and mechanical appliances, boilers, nuclear reactors, power generation equipment and vehicles

·         chemicals, including medical and pharmaceutical products

Together these industries account for about £2.5 billion. Other successful sectors include:

·         scientific and medical equipment

·         natural or cultured pearls, precious stones and metals

·         food and drink

·         apparel and clothing accessories, cosmetics and perfumery

·         transport, including shipping, aircraft and spacecraft

·         media, including TV, film and publishing

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