Maersk Customs Services in Japan

Our Maersk Customs Services can help you with the complexities of border controls and customs regulations. For import and export cargos. At both - origin and destination.

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Please contact our customer service representative to include one of our Maersk Customs Service products in your supply chain.

Core Services

Import customs clearance

Standard Import Customs declaration, paying Duty and import Consumption tax upon arrival in the county in scope to gain release of cargo for onward delivery.


  • Import customs declaration
  • Other regulation application
  • Inward + outward processing

Export customs clearance

Standard Full Export Customs Clearance process


  • Export Customs declaration
  • Export Document preparation
  • Cargo pickup

Additional services

pre-document checking for COO/EPA and FTA

Pre-check the contents for Certificate of origin, EPA and FTA by Customs specialist prevent from any incorrect documents issue by origin county.

  • COO/EPA/FTA document creation

MCS related document archive

File and archive MCS related documents on behalf of Customer and retrieve and send them as per customers’ need

HS classification

Pre-check and classify HS codes

What is required to complete Maersk Customs Services?

Signed Power of Attorney (POA)

Signed by the Importer/Exporter in Japan. This grant’s permission for Maersk to complete MCS on behalf of the Importer/Exporter and provides the required details to enable internal account creation.

Customer Credential Check

In term of AEO compliance process, "Customer credential check" is requested during your first booking.
We may ask for your cooperation in submitting your company information, including the corporate number in Japan.

Mandatory documents required:

  • Signed POA
  • Commercial invoice(s)
  • Packing list(s)
  • Classification Number / HS code

Additional documents (where applicable)*

  • Copy of the Bill of Lading
  • Licences
  • Health Certificates
  • Preference Certificates
  • Any refereence / records for previous shipment.

*Originals to be submitted to Maerak where necessary

For Abbreviations & Explanations, please check shipping terms.


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