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Japan | Import Control Policy on Secondhand

Import Control on Second-hand Electrical and Electronic goods No
Applicable Act/Decree/Notification N/a
Date N/a
Controlling Method N/a
Second-hand Commodity being Controlled Air Conditioner -
Cell Phone -
Copier -
CRT TV -
LCD TV -
Micro-wave Oven -
PC -
Printed Circuit Board -
Refrigerator -
Wash Machine -
Others -
Detail * Identification of UEEE from WEEE is based on whether the EEE is destined for direct reuse, not for recycling or final disposal.
Basically import of secondhand electrical and electronic goods is allowed as long as the EEE is destined for direct reuse.
In case the EEE is regarded as destined for recycling or final disposal (WEEE), the Basel procedure is required depending on the hazardous characteristics of the EEE.
The hazardousness is judged based on the identification standards such as content and leaching standards.
The Waste Management and Public Cleansing Law might be also applied depending on the commercial value of WEEE.
Japan started to use domestic HS codes to differentiate UEEE from brand-new EEE.
In addition, Japan developed the identification standards for export of second-hand CRT TVs (2009).
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X=Second-hand commodity specified is subject to control.
-=Second-hand electric commodity is NOT subject to control.