Importing and Exporting - focus on Japan

28th October 2020


We export and import sea freight shipments to and from the UK to all over the world, including Japan. These can include both full and part container shipments (FCL or LCL) through our contracts with all the major shipping lines.


Importing from Japan


According to Government data* imports from Japan to the UK were worth over eight billion pounds in 2016, and those levels have remained steady since 1999.  The UK government signed a new trade deal with Japan in October 2020, which brings a range of benefits to companies trading with Japan**


The most popular imports from Japan to the UK include:


⦁    Food & agriculture
⦁    Fashion & textiles
⦁    Traditional crafts & design work
⦁    Electronics


There is an increasing appetite for Japanese influenced culture, design and cuisine in the UK, and we have noticed a corresponding increase in imports.



Exporting to Japan


Top exports to Japan from the UK include:

  • Machinery
  • Chemicals
  • Scientific and medical equipment
  • Food and drink


Japan is a wealthy country, and there is demand for a variety of goods across many sectors. The UK government's Japan trade and export guide is a great place to start.



For more information on our sea freight services from Japan to the UK, contact us. We’re always happy to discuss options with you.



 ** New Uk/Japan trade deal