I’m trying to ship to FBA Japan for the second time. First time I used Yamato, it was a nightmare, and they wouldn’t do it again. Second time I shipped straight from the UK with UPS.
It’s been stopped on the way in for two reasons:
- UPS say I need an Importer of Record. I had previously contacted one and been told Japan had scrapped this requirement. Does anyone have any extra info here?
- They want to charge consumption tax on import based on retail value minus Amazon fees (deductive method), rather than transaction value. As I understand it I basically just lose 10%/12% and can’t reclaim it, as I’m not registered for consumption tax in Japan. Am I right? Has anyone got round this, e.g. shipping to an intermediary warehouse in Japan?
All pointers appreciated. It currently looks like I need to return the shipment back home and give up on my Japan Amazon adventure as I can’t seem to get stock in. Keen to hear how others are managing.