Procedures and Restrictions for Sending Rice Overseas
August 26, 2010
Please note that there may be restrictions for sending
(including polished rice) such as complete prohibition or the quarantine requirement depending on the country of destination. It is necessary to submit a prior notice to the Regional Agriculture Bureau when sending rice for any other purposes rather than private non-commercial use.
When sending rice abroad please confirm the following: 1. Is rice prohibited for import in the country of destination? 2. Is export of rice from Japan to the country of destination allowed? 3. Have you completed all the necessary procedures, including a submission of a prior notice, if you are sending rice for any other purposes rather than private non-commercial use?
Procedures and Restrictions on Sending Rice Overseas
|Procedures and Restrictions||Inquiries||Note|
|1.Certain countries prohibit rice imports or have set conditions on rice imports.||Please check with your local post office.||You can check with the List of International Mail Conditions.|
|2.Exporting from Japan may be prohibited or subject to conditions due to plant protection regulations.||
Please check with the nearest Plant Protection Station.
（South Korea, Hong Kong）
|（Plant Protection Stations）
Yokohama Plant Protection Station
Nagoya Plant Protection Station
Kobe Plant Protection Station
Moji Plant Protection Station
Naha Plant Protection Station
|3.You must submit a Notice regarding the Export of Rice to the Regional Agricultural Administration Office or the District Agricultural Office.||Make all inquiries and submissions at your nearest Regional Agricultural Administration Office or the District Agricultural Office.||
（Regional Agricultural Administration Office）
(Contact numbers for the Agricultural Administration Offices or District Agricultural Offices)
|(“Notice regarding the Export of Rice”)