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Pacific Trade Q & A

01.I would like to export food products out of Japan. Are there any precautions I should take?
It differs between countries when it comes to things such as additives. Even if it can be sold in Japan, there might be regulations in other countries. Please consult us for that matter.
02.Are there any other products besides food which can be exported?
Yes there are. The Pacific Trade covers items necessary for running a Japanese restaurant business overseas, such as chopsticks, Japanese ornaments, kitchen utensils, store fixtures, sushi-robot, etc. We also cover household and sundry goods, which are sold in retail stores.
03.How can I expand my sales overseas?
Our on location group conducts projects for campaigns, participations in exhibitions, and carry out business with manufacturers. We are the contact window for that, so please contact if you have any questions.
04.I want to open a Japanese restaurant overseas. How can I procure the ingredients?
Since we have several dozens of worldwide networks sales, we can always introduce you to food product merchants in the corresponding countries.
05.Are there any bothersome procedures when exporting products?
There aren't. We will do all the export custom clearances. We might ask you to provide us with some product documentation, but your part will end within domestic transactions.
06.Is it OK even if I do not understand the language?
No problem at all. Our company can help you with English translations of product documentations, and labels. There is also numerous Japanese staff in each of headquarters overseas.
If you also wish to make a market tour in that country, staff who can speak Japanese will guide you.
07.I have heard that one has to label the product in the language of the exportation country, but I have no idea how to translate it. What should I do?
We develop and manage product labels handled in different languages.
We can also create labels in various languages using the product materials which are provided. Please inquire with us if you have any questions.
08.What is the JFC Group?
Aside the Kikkoman Corporation, companies which specialize in food wholesale are unified under the name JFC. Currently, there are headquarters in 14 countries.
09.I usually hear the name HACCP, but what exactly is it?
HACCP(Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) stands for the standard of food hygiene management control. It is a management system where the all procedures of food manufacturing, such as prospective analysis of any kinds of safety hazards and important points for prevention, are being monitored. This is legislated in Western countries. Thus, some products made in factories which have acquired the HACCP have the authorization for import.
10.I heard that it is difficult to export food products to Europe or Asian countries due to the Great East Japan Earthquake. Are there any other ways for exporting?
Its varies from one country to another. Please consult us.
11.I would like to import food products & commodities from overseas. How can I do that?
We have been importing food products and commodities before wartimes. For we have much experiences and practical accomplishments, please contact us for further information. Furthermore, we also do importation agency business and services.
12.Are there any precautions if I want to import and sell food products from overseas?
Food products imported to Japan have to match with the standards and criteria of the food hygiene in order to be marketed domestically. Therefore, before the import clearance, it is necessary that the cargo which arrives at the quarantine will have to hand in a "Notification Form for Importation of Food" and go through an inspection. Since we have much experience in this field, please contact us for further information.
13.I would like to sell goods in Japan. What should I do?
We have marketing routes for domestic large Japanese drinking chain stores, mass-market stores, business use, retail stores, etc. For further information, please contact us.
14.How can I import rice from foreign countries?
We have qualifications to tender the country's SBS. Please inquire with us for more information.
15.Is the safety of rice overseas clear?
The MAFF have obligations to go through a test of checking residual agricultural chemicals of over 600 items to import rice.
Marketing will not be allowed unless it has cleared all. Therefore, it is safe.