Japan: Japan to Accept Official Copies of Export Certificates

On April 21, 2020, Japan notified the World Trade Organization via G/SPS/N/JPN/755 of temporary measures to accept scanned or hard copies of export certificates for animals, plants, and their products in order to facilitate trade during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, copies of these certificates must be provided by the competent authority of the exporting country or verifiable through an official website or system.

Japan: Japan to Accept Official Copies of Export Certificates