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Animal Products

Animal produce

 

Livestock subjected to import inspection

Livestock Products Subject to Import Inspection (designated quarantine items: Article 45 of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Act on Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control)

Livestock products exempted from import inspection

  • Livestock products derived from animals other than designated quarantine animals
  • The following livestock products derived from designated quarantine animals
    i. Completely processed products such as horns, coat, skin, and feather i Buttons, brushes, down jackets, leather coats, etc.
    ii. Honey: However, comb honey (products in the form of honeycombs) and products containing bees or bee larvae are subject to inspection.

(Note) As canned products and retort products may be exempted from import inspection depending on the level of heat sterilization and the status of containers, prior confirmation is necessary

Livestock products for which import is prohibited or suspended

Regarding virulent domestic animal infectious diseases, out of monitored infectious diseases, which are serious and highly contagious (rinderpest, foot-and-mouth disease, classical swine fever, African Swine Fever, and highly-pathogenic avian influenza, at present), the Act on Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control classifies regions for each type of animal according to the level of infection spread and the implementation of epidemic prevention measures and specifies those for which import is prohibited (Article 43 of the Regulation for Enforcement of Act on Domestic Animal Infectious Diseases Control).

It should be noted that there may be cases in which import is temporarily suspended for some animals and livestock products whose import is permitted under Article 43 of the Regulation for Enforcement, depending on the circumstances of occurrence of other diseases.

Reference information: Animal Quarantine Service’s website: “Import Prohibition Area” https://www.maff.go.jp/aqs/english/news/im_prohibit.html

Dairy products

 

Dairy products Dairy Products Subject to Animal Quarantine (HS codes)

0401 (milk, cream, etc.); 0402 (milk, cream, etc.); 0403 (butter milk, etc.); etc.); 0405 (butter, etc.); 0406 (cheese, etc.); 0404 (whey powder, 3502. 20, 3502.90 (milk albumin, etc., products made of raw milk or dairy products); 2309. 10, 2309.90 (feed and pet food, etc. made of raw milk or dairy products)

 

Dairy Products Exempted from Animal Quarantine

  • Ice cream, modified milk powder for babies, LL milk, fermented milk, lactic acid bacteria beverage, unsweetened condensed milk, unsweetened condensed skim milk, butter oil, and processed cheese
  • Products made of dairy products whose HS codes as final products are not included in the coverage of animal quarantine
    e. g., a frozen pizza topped with natural cheese (HS code: 0406) (HS code of the final product: 1905)
  • Canned products, bottled products, and retort products (products that are heat sterilized after being packed and can be stored at room temperature for a long period)
  • Dried pet food, etc.
  • Personal effects (including unaccompanied goods)
    *However, for those to be sold or used for business, those weighing over 10kg, and those for feed, it is preferable to obtain an inspection certificate.
  • Dairy products weighing 10kg or less that are for personal consumption and are not to be sold or used for business (excluding those for feed)
    * Those in small quantity for personal consumption that are imported mainly by international courier service or mail
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