Japan: Japan Temporarily Accepts Electronic Copies of Phytosanitary Certificates for Horticultural Imports

On April 23, 2020, in response to COVID-19 air travel disruptions, Japan notified the World Trade Organization via G/SPS/N/JPN/755 that Japan would temporarily accept electronic copies of phytosanitary certificates to clear import quarantine requirements. This action affects imports of horticultural products, such as vegetables, fruits and nuts. The criteria for lifting the temporary measure have not been released. For electronic certificate requirements for animal product imports, see JA2020-0089.

Japan: Japan Temporarily Accepts Electronic Copies of Phytosanitary Certificates for Horticultural Imports