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Importing Food Apparatuses in Japan

A food apparatus is defined as any product the touches and food for liquid intended for human consumption. Examples of a food apparatus include food containers, utensils/chopsticks, food bags, food wraps, and cooking pans and pots.

Steps for importing a Food Apparatus:

  1. Register COVUE as your IOR
  2. Submit product material and manufacture information to MHLW for pre-application approval
  3. Submit products to the local MHLW lab for product testing.
  4. Create a certified product label for each product
  5. Start Japan Food Apparatus Import Application
  6. Receive approval for import

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