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Advance Filing Rules: Japan’s Customs Clearance Process

Global Customs Trends – Japan’s Ocean Advance Filing Rules (AFR)   1. AFR Regulation Basics As of March 2014, vessel operators and NVOCCs are required to electronically submit to Japan Customs information on maritime container cargo to be loaded on a vessel intended for entry into a port in Japan. Paper filings are no longer… Read More »