About Japan Advance Filing Rules (Japan AFR)
Japan Advance Filing Rules (Japan AFR) for maritime cargo requires vessel operators and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) to submit electronic cargo information to Japan Customs within specific cut-off times. These schedules are based on the country of origin/port of origin and port of loading.
GeTS is an authorized service provider of Japan AFR with host-to-host direct connectivity to NACCS. This allows filers to submit electronic cargo information to Japan customs quickly and easily. Vessel operators and NVOCCs simply use GeTS to submit AFR information and receive responses from customs. For high-volume filers, GeTS supports system integration with existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Freight Management Systems (FMS).
Our Japan import management solution greatly simplifies customs processing and improves compliance with Japan trade regulations, especially for large businesses and high-volume importers.
Before doing business in Japan, it’s important to understand documentation requirements for imports and exports. Working with a local representative, freight forwarder or customs specialist is recommended to ease customs compliance and facilitate the clearance of shipments.
Japan eManifest processing is done through the Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System (NACCS) Center. The Center handles import/export processes and issues customs clearance for all Japan-bound cargo. Vessel operators and NVOCCs send electronic cargo data to service providers, like GeTS, that are permitted to connect directly to NACCS.