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Good News:Taobao Can Ship Directly to Japan without Agent Now!

japanI recently surf on taobao and found that Taobao Global Consolidation and Shipping now supports Japan now.That means Japan shoppers can buy directly from taobao now.I don’t know if this is old news or not, but thought I’d share anyway with an overview of the ordering process and shipping rate.

1.Ordering Process

The process of ordering on taobao using Global Consolidation and Shipping is pretty much the same.you can follow this guide.it covers every details you need to know.

2.Shipping Cost from Taobao to Japan

Here is the translated version of shipping rate from taobao.

Country Forwarder Local Courier First kg(RMB) Next 0.5kg(RMB) Size Limit Weight Limit
Japan PRouter 西濃運輸seino 42 9.5 Single Side: ≤120cm
Total: ≤150cm
4PX 佐川急便Sagawa 39 10 Single Side: ≤120cm
Total: ≤150cm
Sources: Taobao.com ,Data is current as of Aug 23, 2016.

3.Tax chart

There is also a tax chart,I don’t know what it is,if you are from Japan,please let me know why there is a tax on the products you buy from taobao.

Clothing fur 20%
Outerwear underwear 5.3 to 12.8%
T Shirt 7.4 to 10.9%
Swimwear 8.4 to 10.9%
tie 8.4 to 13.4%
scarf 4.4 to 9.1%
Bags leather 8 to 16%
accessories Platinum gold and silver gem 5.2 to 5.4%
Watch Watches or other duty free
Electric Computer Camera duty free
Musical Instruments Piano and other musical instruments guitar duty free
RECORDS CD DVD Magazine duty free
Printed matter Music poster reproductions duty free
Artwork Painting sculpture duty free
cosmetic Perfume lipstick lotion and other cosmetics duty free
toy toy ~ 3.9% tax-free
Sporting Goods Automatic car, motorcycle duty free
Fishing Tackle 3.20%
Wear material (shoes) Even a little shoe leather 30% or 4300 Riyuan
Furniture Office furniture, tables, etc. duty free
bed linings Sheep artificial cotton carpet 6.3 to 8.4%
Kitchenware Stainless plastic ceramic glass ~ 3.9% tax-free
bedding Felt quilts and other linens 3.2 to 10.9 &
Drink Tea 3 to 17%
Coffee beans Exemption to 12%
water 3%
Soft drinks 9.6 to 13.4%
Wine Beer, whiskey brandy liqueur duty free
Red Wine 45 to 182 yen / 1 liter
Biscuits Snacks chocolate 10%
Fruit sugar 24 to 25%
Biscuit 13 to 20.4%
ice cream 21 to 29.8%
Meat, fish and other concoctions sausage 10%
canned fish 9.60%
Canned crab 5%
cheese Cheese category 22.4 to 40%
cigarette Cigarette No tax – 29.8%
Cats and dogs and other pet food Cats and dogs and other pet food No tax ~ 36 yen / kg

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  1. to clarify, for 4PX, the total dimensions of H+L+B should not exceed 1500cm or is it 150cm?

  2. Eric, thank you for your very useful sharing.

    I have a question, I am trying to purchase a phone from Taobao to Japan but unfortunately while checking out, there is no option for me to select the forwarder, unlike buying any other stuff where there is an option for me to select.

    Does it means that the PRouter and 4PX are not shipping mobile phones to Japan?

  3. Hi. I will like to buy electric scooter . It is about 20 kilograms and ship to Tokyo. May I know how much will be the shipping fee? Thank you

  4. thanks for the help, Eric!