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9104 Overview of Customs Brokers (FAQ)


   As of April1 2017, there are 1,490 customs brokers and 2,131 operation offices. Most of them operate harbor transport businesses, road transport businesses, ocean transport businesses, and/or warehouse businesses, besides customs brokerage services.

Change in the Number of Customs Brokers

Year
Number of Customs brokers
(companies)
Number of Operation Offices
(places)
19919061,341
19929201,371
19939321,419
19949431,447
19959821,526
19969951,554
19971,0331,610
19981,0811,672
19991,1121,744
20001,1551,895
20011,1851,919
20021,2181,962
20031,2401,976
20041,2751,994
20051,3042,037
20061,3362,063
20071,3552,092
20081,3822,124
20091,3952,113
20101,3962,097
20111,4162,139
20121,4312,144
20131,4402,145
20141,4592,140
20151,4732,142
20161,4782,131
20171,4902,131

  (As of April 1 of each year)

Number of Customs Brokers and Operation Offices, etc.

Customs
Number of Customs brokers
(companies)
Number of Operation Offices
(places)
Hakodate57100
Tokyo306453
Yokohama285359
Nagoya140225
Osaka264350
Kobe213308
Moji153243
Nagasaki4561
Okinawa2732
Total1,4902,131

(As of April 1, 2017)




For consultations on customs procedures, please contact the nearest Customs Counselor.
Please see No. 9301 for inquiries.