Import from Japan to France

Your business import from Japan to France: full flexibility, transparency and control with LetMeShip’s multi-carrier shipping platform.

Import du Japon vers la France

In 2022, France imported goods worth around 10 billion euros from Japan. This makes the East Asian country France’s seventh largest import partner outside the EU and the third most important in Asia after China and India. The most important imported goods in 2022 were machinery; electronic equipment; vehicles; optical, photographic and medical equipment and pharmaceutical products.

The transport routes to and from Japan are long, with consignments travelling over 9000 km. The shipping times for imported goods vary depending on the shipping option selected and the pick-up and delivery location. However, due to Japan’s excellent connections to international transport routes, parcels can usually be delivered within just a few days.

Multi-carrier: Always the right shipping service provider for your shipment

At LetMeShip, you can choose from a wide range of shipping service providers and services – from standard shipping to special services such as air freight or hazardous goods, whether parcel or pallet. Choose the transport service provider that best suits your B2B import!

Using our shipping calculator, you can easily compare the rates of different carriers and book directly online – with no contract commitment and no hidden costs.

Do you have questions about a shipment or one of our services? If you have any questions, you can contact our personal customer service at any time!


  • Simple and fast shipping booking in one system
  • Reliable import from Japan at fair conditions
  • All import service providers and prices at a glance
  • Personal support from our inhouse import experts
  • Transparency for all imports with Track & Trace
  • A clear collective invoice for all service providers

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Express import from Japan

Due to the long distance, we recommend booking an express import from Japan to France if in doubt, especially for urgent shipments or if your goods need to be delivered by a certain date. Our international shipping partners such as UPS, DHL Express, TNT or FedEx guarantee you prioritised customs clearance as well as fast and reliable delivery.

Customs duties for French importers

A free trade agreement has been in place between the EU and Japan since 2017, which has significantly reduced and partially abolished customs duties in bilateral trade. Nevertheless, all goods must still go through the regular customs process. As a rule, the requirements for importers are straightforward, especially if you book via a multi-carrier shipping platform. Unless, for example, you would like to import a katana from Japan, as the customs authorities check this particularly closely, or you would like to import bonsai, for example, as special import regulations apply to plants. In any case, importers should ensure that the shipping documents are received by the exporter in good time.

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