Standards and Regulations
Numerous documents devoted to Japan's standards and regulations concerning import procedures, quarantine periods, technical requirements, etc. Section also details laws/ordinances and amendments concerning import standards and regulations.
Section 1 Major Related Laws and Regulations
These are unofficial translations. Only the original Japanese texts of the laws and regulations have legal effect, and the translations are to be used solely as reference material to aid in the understanding of Japanese laws and regulations.
The Government of Japan shall not be responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the legislative material provided in this website, or for any consequence resulting from use of the information in this website. For all purposes of interpreting and applying law to any legal issue or dispute, users should consult the original Japanese texts published in the Official Gazette.
- Food Sanitation Act (enforced in April 2007)
- Order for Enforcement of the Food Sanitation Act (enforced in May 2006)
- Ordinance for Enforcement of the Food Sanitation Act (enforced in December 2007)
- Electrical Appliance and Material Safety Act (revised in November 2007)
- Act for Implementation of the Mutual Recognition between Japan and Foreign States in Relation to Results of Conformity Assessment Procedures of Specified Equipment (revised in June 2007)
- Household Goods Quality Labeling Act (enforced in January 2001)
- Household Goods Quality Labeling Law Handbook (Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan / As of March 2009)
- Consumer Product Safety Act (revised in August 2011)
- Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc (revised in May 2009)
- Measurement Act (enforced in April 2006)
- Industrial Standardization Act (revised in July 2005)
Section 2 Handbooks for Import Regulations
This publication has been produced with a focus mainly on user-friendliness: reference should be made to the original legislation, in order to confirm compliance therewith.
- Handbook for Consumer Products Import Regulations 2010 (54p.,582KB)
- Handbook for Industrial Products Import Regulations 2009 (308p.,2.7MB)
- Handbook for Agricultural and Fishery Products Import Regulations 2009 (153p.,1.73MB)
- Specifications and Standards for Foods, Food Additives, etc. Under the Food Sanitation Act (Abstracts) 2010 (190p.,1.9MB)
- Specifications, Standards and Testing Methods for Foodstuffs, Implements, Containers and Packaging, Toys, Detergents 2008 (149p.,1.25MB)
- WTO Documents Online
This database provides accsess to the official documantation of the World Trade Organization, including the legal texts of the WTO agreements.
- Japanese Standards Association(JIS Standards)