Delivery from Japan to Ukraine is quite a popular request among Ukrainian entrepreneurs, since the Japanese economy is now in third place in the development of the world (after the American and Chinese). The direction is quite popular. In recent years, cooperation between our two countries has become deeper. Investments and goods that are in great demand in our market come from Japan to Ukraine.
What is being brought from Japan?
Japanese enterprises rely on high-precision electronics, automobile production, manufacturing of innovative equipment for domestic use, medicine, and industry. As experience shows, most often the following groups of goods are sent from this direction:
- auto parts, machine accessories and tuning tools;
- hospital equipment and diagnostic tools;
- household appliances, as well as smartphones;
- industrial equipment;
- Cosmetic and hygiene products;
- children’s toys;
- sporting goods.
Japanese products are popular for high quality – local manufacturers take it very seriously. If you are provided with a quality certificate for Japanese goods, you can be sure of it.
In addition, Japanese products are mostly well-known brands and trademarks that are in demand and love among Ukrainians.
What you need to know about shipping from Japan
Japan is an island country with almost a thousand seaports. However, the main transport hubs in the country are smaller – only 5 (Nagoya, Yokkaichi, Kobe, Yokohama, Osok). Prefabricated, containerized cargo is most often sent from one of these five cities.
Air transportation of Japanese goods also “starts” from the cities of Kyoto, Okayama, Tokyo , Hiroshima, where large airports are located. Transport planes are sent on average 1-2 times a week (that is, a little less than in neighboring China).
The algorithm for delivering goods from Japan includes 6 steps:
- Search for a logistics company and get advice from its representatives;
- Conclusion of a contract for the carriage of goods from Japan to Ukraine;
- Collecting cargo, registering it at the port or at the airport, customs clearance, loading onto the vessel or plane; </span >
- “Journey” of cargo by sea or across the sky;
- Cargo customs clearance in Ukraine;
- Deliver a batch of goods to the address you specify.
Forms of transportation from Japan
Given Japan’s location far enough from Ukraine, cargo transportation is carried out in two ways:
- by sea.
Container transportations by sea – a cheaper option, but also longer. Air transport will deliver a shipment of goods faster, then the cost of the logistics component in the budget will be higher. Customs payments are the same for both methods.
It is also possible to send groupage cargo. If you have a lot of goods that are significantly smaller than a full container (and this is 30.67 cubes), another customer’s goods can “add” to you. This will not affect the safety and security of your goods, as well as the delivery time frame, but it will be much cheaper.
Freight volumes also affect the cost. The more it is, the cheaper the logistics services will cost you.
Timeframe for waiting for cargo
Delivery times depend primarily on the type of transport you choose. Air delivery will take 5-7 days, sea – three to four times longer (20-25 days). This timeframe includes the formation of cargo, customs clearance, the actual “journey” of your goods by plane or by ship, customs clearance already in Ukraine and delivery by a car warehouse to your warehouse or logistics center of a transport company from which you need to pick up the goods.
If you need urgent delivery and cannot wait for 12 days, then you should discuss this issue with representatives of the logistics company. Perhaps there is an option to come up with something and satisfy your desire. But be prepared that this is only an option of air travel and this service will be significantly more expensive.
Customs clearance of cargo and customs clearance in Ukraine is a necessary condition. If you are not ready to independently deal with all documents and filling out customs declarations (and it is very important to fill them in without errors, since even a mechanical typo can lead to a conflict with customs authorities), it is better to contact a customs broker. His services cost relatively little.
When creating a new business, never put proximity to suppliers among the main factors. The main secret of success is the quality of the product, and in this respect Japanese products have few competitors. And the delivery from Japan to Ukraine will help you to adjust the logistics.