Directory of Logistics Regulators - Japan

Issue Area Affecting Logistics Based on Door-to-Door Delivery Agency in Charge and Contact Information Where to Access Specific Information
International Transport 1.  International Air freight Transport Rights Designated Agency/s:  International Air Transport Division, Civil Aviation Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) 
Address:
2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8918 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8703 
Fax: 03-5253-1656 
Website:
http://www.mlit.go.jp/index_e.html 
http:/www.mlit.go.jp/koku/english/index.html 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address:
For information relating to air traffic rights for air freight service providers:
2.  Cross-border land transit and transport rights Designated Agency/s:  
Address: 
Tel: 
Fax: 
Website: 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address:
For information relating to cross-border transit policies and operations (if applicable)
3.  International Maritime Transport Designated Agency/s:  Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) 
Address:
2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8918 
Website:
http://www.mlit.go.jp/index_e.html 
Tel: 03-5253-8111 
International Shipping Transport Division, Maritime Bureau 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8620 
Fax: 03-5253-1643 
Website: 
http://www.mlit.go.jp/english/2006/j_maritime_bureau/index.html 

Designated Agency/s:  Ports and Harbors Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8679 
Fax: 03-5253-1653 
Website: 
http://www.mlit.go.jp/english/2006/k_port_and_harbors_bureau/index.html 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address:
port@mlit.go.jp 

Designated Agency/s: Japan Coast Guard 
Address:
2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8918 
Tel: 03-3591-6361 
Website:
http://www.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/e/index_e.htm 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address:

For information relating to vessel docking, and onward carriage of international cargo

http://www.mlit.go.jp/english/maritime/Web/insurance_portal3eng.htm

http://www.kaiho.mlit.go.jp/apply/hoan/notice_e_20070110.pdf

Customs & Trade Facilitation 4.  Customs Valuation, Duties, Taxes and Payment Designated Agency/s: Japan Customs   
Address:
Customs and Tariff Bureau, 3-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8940 
Website:
http://www.customs.go.jp/english/index.htm 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic) (Please refer to the following URL):
http://www.customs.go.jp/english/c-answer_e/sonota/9301_e.htm 
Email Address (Please refer to the following URL): 
http://www.customs.go.jp/question_e.htm
For information for freight forwarders on payment of duties and taxes

http://www.customs.go.jp/english/summary/value.htm

5.  AEO Programs Designated Agency/s: Japan Customs   
Address: Customs and Tariff Bureau, 3-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8940 
Website:
http://www.customs.go.jp/english/index.htm 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic (Please refer to the following URL)):
http://www.customs.go.jp/english/c-answer_e/sonota/9301_e.htm 
Email Address (Please refer to the following URL):
http://www.customs.go.jp/question_e.htm
For information on AEO Program policies and criteria (if applicable)

http://www.customs.go.jp/english/aeo/index.htm

6.  Customs brokerage services - Licensing Designated Agency/s: Japan Customs   
Address: Customs and Tariff Bureau, 3-1-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8940 
Website: 
http://www.customs.go.jp/english/index.htm 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic) (Please refer to the following URL):
http://www.customs.go.jp/english/c-answer_e/sonota/9301_e.htm 
Email Address (Please refer to the following URL):
http://www.customs.go.jp/question_e.htm
For information on permit or license associated with providing customs brokerage services

http://www.customs.go.jp/english/procedures/index_pj.htm

Domestic Regulation 7.  Market access / foreign investment – licensing Designated Agency/s:  
Address: 
Tel: 
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Website: 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address:
For general information on starting a foreign invested business 
8.  Cargo Handling – licensing/permits Designated Agency/s: Ports and Harbors Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) 
Address: 2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8918 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8679 
Fax: 03-5253-1653 
Website: 
http://www.mlit.go.jp/koku/english/index.html 
http://www.mlit.go.jp/english/2006/k_port_and_harbors_bureau/index.html 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address: 
port@mlit.go.jp
For information on policies relating to cargo handling services and licensing (if applicable)
9.  Port Management Designated Agency/s:  Ports and Harbors Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) 
Address:
2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8918 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8679 
Fax: 03-5253-1653 
Website: 
http://www.mlit.go.jp/koku/english/index.html 
http://www.mlit.go.jp/english/2006/k_port_and_harbors_bureau/index.html 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address:
port@mlit.go.jp
For information on Port Regulation including foreign investment in port management
10.  Logistics – licensing Designated Agency/s: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) 
Address:
2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8918 
Tel: 03-5253-8111 
Website: 
http://www.mlit.go.jp/koku/english/index.html 

Designated Agency/s: Civil Aviation Bureau 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8692 
Fax: 03-5253-1656
 

Designated Agency/s: International Shipping Division, Maritime Bureau 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8620 
Fax: 03-5253-1643
 

Designated Agency/s: Road Transport Bureau 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8589 
Fax: 03-5253-1639 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address:

For information on licensing or permits associated with provision of logistics services (if applicable)
11. Freight forwarding – licensing Designated Agency/s: Freight Forwarders Affairs, Director-General for Policy Planning, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) 
Address:
2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8918 
Website:
http://www.mlit.go.jp/index_e.html 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8300 
Fax: 03-5253-1559 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address: 
For information on licensing or permits associated with provision of freight forwarding services (if applicable)
12. Domestic transport rights Designated Agency/s: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) 
Address:
2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8918 
Tel: 03-5253-8111 
Website: 
http://www.mlit.go.jp/koku/english/index.html 

Designated Agency/s: Civil Aviation Bureau 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8692 
Fax: 03-5253-1656
 

Designated Agency/s: International Shipping Division, Maritime Bureau 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8620 
Fax: 03-5253-1643
 

Designated Agency/s: Road Transport Bureau 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8589 
Fax: 03-5253-1639 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address:

For information on domestic air, land, and sea transport rights

 

13. Warehousing – licensing Designated Agency/s: Cargo Facilities Affairs, Director-General for Policy Planning, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) 
Address:
2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8918 
Website:
http://www.mlit.go.jp/index_e.html 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8296 
Fax: 03-5253-1559 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address: 
For information related to licensing or permit associated with the provision of warehousing services

http://www.mlit.go.jp/english/2006/n_director-general/01_warehousing/index.html

14. Postal Permits (if applicable) Designated Agency/s:   
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Tel: 
Fax: 
Website: 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address:
For postal related information if applicable to the operation of logistics business
15.  Vehicle operation Designated Agency/s:  Road Transport Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism(MLIT) 
Address:
2-1-3, Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, 100-8918 
Website:
http://www.mlit.go.jp/index_e.html 
Tel: 03-5253-8111, 03-5253-8589 
Fax: 03-5253-1639 
Contact (for general inquiries relating to topic): 
Email Address: 
For information related to motor vehicle registration and licensing for commercial purposes

http://www.mlit.go.jp/english/inspect/etop.html


Updated as of March 2010