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5601  Outline and Benefit of Authorized Exporter's Program (FAQ)


  1. Outline of the Program

      The Authorized Exporter's Program covers exporters that have been authorized in advance by the head of a customs office as an entity with satisfactory security management and compliance systems (authorized exporters). Without moving the cargo into a customs area, etc, an authorized exporter is able to declare export of cargo and receive an export permit. ">  In addition, authorized exporters can lodge import declarations to any regional Customs office, regardless of the placement of bonded area where their cargo is stored.

  2. Benefit of the Program

      Wherever the export cargo is located (in the company's plant or warehouse or in transit to a seaport or an airport)an authorized exporter is able to declare export and receive a permit.   In addition, the exporter's qualifications in security control and compliance are taken into account in customs inspection and authorized exporters can lodge export declaration to any regional Customs office. Therefore, the program facilitates export cargo loading and reduce shipment lead time and cost.


   (Article 67-3, the Customs Act etc.)

For further information on AEO program, please refer to the website below.


Inquiries (In charge of the Authorized Exporters’ Program)


Hakodate Customs Tel. 0138-40-4254
Tokyo Customs Tel. 03-3599-6343
Yokohama Customs Tel. 045-212-6125
Nagoya Customs Tel. 052-654-4169
Osaka Customs Tel. 06-6576-3391
Kobe Customs Tel. 078-333-3071
Moji Customs Tel. 050-3530-8312
Nagasaki Customs Tel. 095-828-8801
Okinawa Regional Customs Tel. 098-862-9291

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