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Japan Customs Advance Filing Rules (AFR) require carriers and non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs) to electronically submit filings for Japan-bound cargo no later than 24 hours before vessels depart from their ports of loading. CargoSmart is one of Japan Customs' authorized filing service providers through Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System, Inc. (NACCS Center).

Japan Advance Filing Solutions

CargoSmart offers Japan Advance Filing solutions to help NVOCCs and ocean carriers comply with Japan Customs' filing regulations and manage the filing process efficiently. The solutions help NVOCCs and carriers:

  • Avoid penalties from Japan Customs for inaccurate, late, or missing filings
  • Improve visibility with advanced monitoring of the filing process and status
  • Avoid risks of missing filings and improve customer service with timely notifications
  • Increase operational efficiency through better collaboration with customers
To learn how CargoSmart can help you file according to Japan's 24-hour rule, download a data sheet today.