Philippine Department of Agriculture – Tokyo

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Resource: Tokyo Syokken
HS Code: 0710.80.090

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Imports of Okra in Japan 2021

Ranking Country Volume(tons) Amount(JPY) Unit Price(JPY) Market Share Tariff
1 Philippines 2,942 ¥0 0.00 64.47% Free (EPA)
2 Thailand 1,528 0.00 33.49% Free (EPA)
3 Vietnam 0 0.00 0.00% Free (EPA)
4 China 90 0.00 1.97% 6% (WTO)
5 India 3 0.00 0.07% Free (EPA)
Total 4,563 0.00

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Imports of Okra in Japan 2020

Ranking Country Volume(tons) Amount(JPY) Unit Price(JPY) Market Share Tariff
1 Philippines 2,234 ¥0 0.00 56.06% Free (EPA)
2 Thailand 1,658 0.00 41.61% Free (EPA)
3 Vietnam 0 #DIV/0! 0.00% Free (EPA)
4 China 90 0.00 2.26% 6% (WTO)
5 India 3 0.00 0.08% Free (EPA)
Total 3,985 0.00

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Imports of Okra in Japan 2019

Ranking Country Volume(tons) Amount(JPY) Unit Price(JPY) Market Share Tariff
1 Philippines 4,193 ¥0 0.00 62.24% Free (EPA)
2 Thailand 2,463 0.00 36.56% Free (EPA)
3 Vietnam 41 0.00 0.61% Free (EPA)
4 China 34 0.00 0.50% 6% (WTO)
5 India 7 0.00 0.10% Free (EPA)
Total 6,737 0.00

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Frequently Asked Questions

[/vc_column_text][vc_tta_accordion style=”flat” color=”white” spacing=”20″ active_section=”” css_animation=”fadeInRight”][vc_tta_section title=”Where does Japan import Okra from?” tab_id=”1650339345369-6609699c-130d”][vc_column_text]Japan imports okra mainly from the Philippines followed by Thailand. Japan usually imports okra during the cold seasons when domestic okra production is low. [/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where can I find the latest data of Japan’s Okra vegetable imports?” tab_id=”1650339407951-bdef2831-1241″][vc_column_text]The Japanese government does not consolidate and publish their okra imports annually as the HS Code used in the country is under “Others” which include other commodities. Vegetable related organizations in Japan may publish statistics after a set of years.  

Okra importers also have their own data.

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  1. Notification Form for Importation of Foods, etc. (Food Sanitation Act) *(maybe link to page)
  2. Phytosanitary Certificate issued from the exporting country’s government (Plant Protection Act)

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”What are Japan’s regulations for allowing imports of okra?” tab_id=”1650339474301-cfca8e03-22e4″][vc_column_text]Besides the regular import requirements(Food Sanitation Act and Plant Protection Act) of food in Japan, every okra consignment currently has to undergo a strict mandatory inspection of the chemicals Tebufenozide, Fluazifop-butyl and Methamidophos in Japan.


Exporters and importers can be exempted from this mandatory inspection if the exporter in the Philippines passes a screening process and register as a trusted company based on the protocol agreed upon by both the Philippine and Japanese government. This process will be conducted by the competent offices of the Department of Agriculture – Bureau of Plant Industry.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How to find export market intelligence for Okra vegetable?” tab_id=”1650339531338-290db012-5c99″][vc_column_text]Besides this website, you can find export market intelligence through the Philippines Statistics Authority.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Where does the Philippines export Okra vegetables to?” tab_id=”1650339523666-6c9d911e-66b9″][vc_column_text]The Philippines exports okra mainly to Japan followed by Hong Kong, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”How is the okra market organized in Japan?” tab_id=”1666681731899-c7bbde3b-3ba7″][vc_column_text]Okra is sold all year round in Japan and can be found in almost all supermarkets. Okra is domestically grown in Japan during spring and summer from May and harvested towards the beginning of fall during July to October. Japan imports from the Philippines and Thailand during fall and winter season between November to April when the domestic production is low.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” css_animation=”none” css=”.vc_custom_1654000644507{margin-top: 180px !important;margin-bottom: -80px !important;}”][vc_column css_animation=”none” width=”1/3″][ts_image_content_box animate_block=”yes” animation_type=”bounceInUp” image=”501″ title=”Food Sanitation” url=”/help-desk/food-sanitation-act/”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][ts_image_content_box animate_block=”yes” animation_type=”bounceInUp” image=”1014″ title=”Plant Products” url=”/help-desk/plant-products/” animation_delay=”0.2s”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][ts_image_content_box animate_block=”yes” animation_type=”bounceInUp” image=”1015″ title=”Animal Products” url=”/help-desk/animal-products/” animation_delay=”0.4s”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” css_animation=”none” css=”.vc_custom_1646961973616{margin-top: -80px !important;margin-bottom: -80px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][ts_image_content_box animate_block=”yes” animation_type=”bounceInUp” image=”1020″ title=”Aquatic Products” url=”/help-desk/aquatic-products/” animation_delay=”0.6s”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][ts_image_content_box animate_block=”yes” animation_type=”bounceInUp” image=”1021″ title=”Alcohol Products” url=”/help-desk/alcohol-products/” animation_delay=”0.8s”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][ts_image_content_box animate_block=”yes” animation_type=”bounceInUp” image=”1024″ title=”Custom Clearance” url=”/help-desk/custom-clearance/” animation_delay=”1.0s”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row equal_height=”yes” css_animation=”none” css=”.vc_custom_1646961982528{margin-top: -80px !important;margin-bottom: -80px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][ts_image_content_box animate_block=”yes” animation_type=”bounceInUp” image=”1023″ title=”Food Labeling” url=”/help-desk/food-labeling/” animation_delay=”1.2s”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]