Compensation

International TA-Q-BIN

Services

Duty charges occur when at the time of import customs clearance. Due to value and conditions of the goods we cannot determine the cost.
Fuel surcharge will be charged. Also depending on the goods customs duty and consumption tax etc. may occur.

Please choose from the below options.

  1. All freight charges and All-Prepaid handling charge prepaid.
  2. Prepayment of freight charge, and duty payments are paid on destination side.
  3. All charges billed on collect basis. (destination side pays)
    * If you pay it in USA or Canada payments can be made by credit card

* IF choosing option 1. there will be a 15% surcharge of the declared value

* However in the case of sending gifts or personal effect items, valued at $50.00 or below there will be no fees.

Gift is what we deliver as a gift to customers in Japan. Items which has been sold (i.e. online auction) are not considered gifts.

Regardless of how it has been packed or wrapped if you mark gift on the shipping slip we will treat it as a gift,.

However please be aware that upon arrival a customs inspector may not consider your shipment as a gift.

It depends on your location. Please contact your local Yamato branch.

We inspect all contents prior to shipping. If the contents are different than what is listed we will contact you.

So please make sure that the shipping slip is filled out with your correct information,

In addition there may be shipping delay due to inaccurate information listed on the shipping slip so please make sure that all items listed are accurate on the shipping slip.

No, you may not use International TA-Q-BIN to send packages to yourself, Please be sure to send it to someone who is living in Japan.

When returning home, and wanting to send personal belongings please use our International TA-Q-BIN Besso.

Yes, it is possible to send sugar however there are some conditions to it.
  1. Must the weight less than 1kgs,
  2. In addition to the item name and declared value on the invoice please be sure to specify the weight
Fuel surcharge will apply on International TA-Q-BIN.
At Yamato Transport USA, accordance with the fluctuation of aviation fuel prices of the US GULF COAST (USGC) issued monthly by the US Department of Energy (DOE) the international fuel charge will fluctuate (increase/decrease) every month, this information will be provide on our website.
Individual customers cannot send to other than Japan.
Customers with mail order businesses which meets certain exceptions can ship to, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Korea, please contact us for more details.
Unfortunately we cannot track this due to International TA-Q-BIN from Japan does not go through Yamato Transport USA. Please checkYamato Transport Japans website for more details.
Due to customs regulations, you cannot send items to yourself using International TA-Q-BIN for personal effects. Please refer to our International TA-Q-BIN Besso.
On the average it will take 6-10days, but this may be delayed dues to customs inspection / aircraft delays.
You can use any box for International TA-Q-BIN. Even if it’s not packaged in a box as long as the total of the 3 dimensions does not exceed 160cm and weight of 25kgs.
Size must be 160cm (63 inch) and under, weight must be 25kgs (55lb) and under. What size will I choose, if my item is big but light, or if its small but heavy. This will be determined on either the size or weight, whichever is greater.
The basic requirements are shipping slip and invoice, depending on the items we may need additional documents. If you can utilize our International TA-Q-BIN Online Shipping there are no documents necessary.
International TA-Q-BIN can be used in various ways, such as gifts and whole sale items as well.
We cannot accept a packed which is valued over $2,500.00 USD, please contact your local Yamato Transport branch for more details.
The total value must not exceed $2,500.00 USD.
Please use the mail notification service.

When importing cosmetics or medical supplies from overseas, you are allowed to bring in 1 month supply which corresponds to 24 items.

Items can be lipstick, foundation etc. When shipping cosmetics please indicate the following on the invoice, item name, quantity, declared value.

For more details please refer to Ministry of Health website and search cosmetics.

International TA-Q-BIN Besso is used when you are sending personal items, souvenirs etc. when returning back home.

Personal effect is for shipping personal usage items only, and it is not intended for resale purposes.

For more details please refer to our website and type personal effect on the search engine.

You can only send up to 10kgs when shipping personal effect, this is due to customs regulations, when the item exceeds 10kgs it is not considered personal effect.
Wine, glass and pottery items (i.e. figures, French dolls etc.), rare goods, replica goods, art, antique, light bulb goods etc. may not be eligible for compensation.

The Washington Convention is an international trade to protect endangered species of wild life and plants.

Depending on the material such as leather goods, there is a possibility of conflict with the treaty.

For more details please search "Washington Convention" on your general search engine.

For electronic goods which contains lithium ion batteries, there are a certain limit on which can be stowed on an aircraft during transit. The MSDS provide the necessary information to help determine if its safe for transportation or not.

International TA-Q-BIN International TA-Q-BIN Besso is used only at the time of you returning back to Japan, and there are 3 box sizes which all can weight up to 25kgs each.

International TA-Q-BIN Eco is offered in 2 box sizes, 6 and 8, and only can ship 1 item.(if it’s the same items you can put in more) but the declared value limit is $1,000.00 USD.

This service is used when shipping over 25kgs.
We will inspect the content of the shipment prior to shipping out, If the contents are different we will contact you. Please make sure they you fill out your contact information and invoice accurately to avoid any delays.
Invoice is the detailed content of your package, It is also necessary for import customs clearance. To create an invoice, please use our International TA-Q-BIN online shipping or our invoice form.
Whether if duty is due or not, this will be an unknown until import customs clearance is done.
MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheet, this is required when shipping items which contains internal battery. MSDS can be obtained from the manufacturer, please contact your manufacturer for the MSDS for your item.
Combined total value of items which you bring back home with you cannot exceed 200,000 yen, then it is considered duty free. There are some certain exceptions and are subject to duty depending on the items at the time of customs clearance.
Fuel surcharge will be charged separately for shipments from USA only. Duty, consumption tax may occur depending on the goods. Subject to reginal charges, In addition there may be additional charges for repackaging.
Payment can be made at the time of delivery. Optional payment by credit card is available only for shipment origin from USA or Canada.
It depends on your location. Please contact your local Yamato branch.
We inspect all contents prior to shipping. If the contents are different than what is listed we will contact you.
So please make sure that the shipping slip is filled out with your correct information,
In addition there maybe shipping delay due to inaccurate information listed on the shipping slip so please make sure that all items listed are correct on the shipping slip.
No. International TA-Q-BIN Besso can only be shipped on package up to 160cm / 25kgs.
Fuel surcharge will be charged separately.
At Yamato Transport USA, accordance with the fluctuation of aviation fuel prices of the US GULF COAST (USGC) issued monthly by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The international fuel charge will fluctuate (increase/decrease) every month, this information will be provide on our website.
No, International TA-Q-BIN Besso is only to Japan only.
Due to customs regulations, you cannot declare International TA-Q-BIN oversize for sending Besso items.
On the average it will take 6-10days, However it may take about 3-4 days after submitting the Besso declaration and passport copy to Yamato.

You can use any box to send with International TA-Q-BIN Besso, but upon inspection by Yamato if we feel that the box is not suitable for transportation we will repackage it with our box.
Also when sending suitcase please make sure to put the suitcase inside a cardboard box.

Size must be 160cm (63 inch) and under, weight must be 25kgs (55lb) and under.
This will be determined on either my the size or weight, whichever is greater.
International TA-Q-BIN Besso is used to send personal items when moving back to Japan. The tax exception range differs from International TA-Q-BIN
It will be up to $2,500.00 USD per box, we will compensate the amount based on the declared value.
This is a document to declare the Besso items which it submitted to customs, You can obtain this from the airlines or the travel agency. More details.
In addition to shipping slip and invoice, Besso declaration form is needed. You can access our website you can complete all except for the Besso declaration form.
International TA-Q-BIN Besso can only be used when sending personal items at the time when moving back to Japan. When sending gifts and such please refer to our International TA-Q-BIN service.
Wine, glass and pottery items (i.e. figures, French dolls etc.), rare goods, replica goods, are, antique, light bulb goods etc. may not be eligible for compensation.
The Washington Convention is an international trade to protect endangered species of wild life and plants. Depending on the material such as leather goods, there is a possibility of conflict with the treaty. For more details please search "Washington Convention" on your general search engine.
For electronic goods which contains lithium ion batteries, there are a certain limit on which can be stowed on an aircraft during transit. The MSDS provide the necessary information to help determine if its safe for transportation or not.
We will inspect the content of the shipment prior to shipping out, if the contents are different we will contact you. Please make sure they you fill out your contact information and invoice accurately to avoid any delays.
Invoice is the detailed content of your package, It is also necessary for import customs clearance. To create an invoice, please use our International TA-Q-BIN Online shipping or our invoice form.
MSDS stands for Material Safety Data Sheet, this is required when shipping items which contains internal battery. MSDS can be obtained from the manufacturer, please contact your manufacturer for the MSDS for your item.
International TA-Q-BIN Eco is use sending gifts, individual sale (C2C).
International TA-Q-BIN Eco has a limitation of size and weight (upto 80 size), the number of items that can be sent is 1 item (multiple quantities is ok even if the same item) and the declared value is up to $1,000.00 USD.
No, currently this service is offered to Japan only.
Unfortunately International TA-Q-BIN Eco can only accept shipping slip via International TA-Q-BIN Online shipping.
No, you may not use International TA-Q-BIN Eco to send packages to yourself, please be sure to send it to someone who is living in Japan.
When returning home in Japan, and wanting to send personal belongings please use our international TA-Q-BIN Besso.
Currently we do not offer pickup service, please bring your item to your local branch/dealer.
The box size is upto 80cm of the 3 sides and weight is upto 5kgs.
You can utilize any box, however the total of length width and height cannot exceed 80cm.
If you input the e-mail address in the International TA-Q-BIN online shipping, we will e-mail you once the import customs clearance is completed, At the time if you can contact our International TA-Q-BIN service center in Japan we will be able to arrange a set date. TEL# (0120-801-062)
The payment at the time of receipt will be cash only.
It`s an online tool for entering the necessary information for your shipment in regards to customs clearance, and delivery options.
This information can be entered via smartphones, tablets, PC and such.
You can even enter shipping information such as shipping address, package size and weight along with content and payment method.
  • The convenience of entering your shipping information via smartphone or tablet.
  • Hassel free of picking up shipping slip at our branch/the receiving agents.
  • The ease of figuring out what is a prohibited item or not and more accurate information compared to handwritten slips.
  • Continence of paying online.
  • Discounted price just by utilizing this service.
  • International TA-Q-BIN Eco is only offered on online shipping.

There will be a $10.00 discount for shipping International TA-Q-BIN and International TA-Q-BIN International TA-Q-BIN Besso only, as International TA-Q-BIN Eco is only offered on online shipping

Gift is what we deliver as a gift to customers in Japan. Items which has been sold (i.e. Online auction) are not considered gifts.
Regardless of how it’s been packed or wrapped if you mark gift on the shipping slip we will treat it as a gift, However please be aware that upon arrival a customs inspector may not consider your shipment as a gift.
No, there are no additional charges for International TA-Q-BIN Eco.

Please choose from the below options.

  1. All freight charges and All-Prepaid handling charge prepaid.
  2. Prepayment of freight charge, and duty payments are paid on destination side.
  3. All charges billed on collect basis. (Destination side pays)

IF choosing option 1. there will be a 15% surcharge of the declared value.

When using International TA-Q-BIN online shipping, all the payments will be by credit card.
You cannot pay at the receiving agent, when using handwritten slips we will confirm the credit card information and will proceed with the shipment once payment has been processed.

Depending on the method of payment, goods, fees, import duty, consumption taxes and taxes may occur.
On the average it will take 6-10days, but this maybe delayed dues to customs inspection / aircraft delays.
Prior to shipment we will inspect the package and if the content defers then we will contact the shipper to confirm, those may cause a delay on the delivery.
The maximum value per line item is $1,000.00.
We may inspect all contents prior to shipping. If the contents are different than what is listed we will contact you and the additional charges may be applied.
So please make sure that the shipping slip is filled out with your correct information, In addition there maybe shipping delay due to inaccurate information listed on the shipping slip so please make sure that all items listed are correct on the shipping slip.
You can only ship 1 item inside per box, multiple quantity of the same items may be sent together.
For electronic goods which contains lithium ion batteries, there are a certain limit on which can be stowed on an aircraft during transit.
The MSDS provide the necessary information to help determine if its safe for transportation or not.
When importing cosmetics or medical supplies from overseas, you are allowed to bring in 2 months supply which corresponds to 24 items.
Items can be lipstick, foundation etc. When shipping cosmetics please indicate the following on the invoice, item name, quantity, declared value.
For more details please refer to Ministry of Health website and search cosmetics.
Whether if duty is due or not, this will be a unknown until import customs clearance is done.
Duties fees depends on the time when your package arrives and for customs clearance,
Due to the value and conditions differ we cannot provide you with the duty fee.
You can use it to send various items such as gifts, items which was sold, and wholesale items to stores.
The total size of the sum of 3 sides add upto 300cm and the weight of 50kgs, the length of one side can be upto 200cm.
You can use any box as long as the total sum of the 3 sides does not exceed 300cm, and the weight of 50kgs.
You can even ship it without a box as long as it’s packaged, and one side does not exceed 200cm.
This will be determined on either my the size or weight, whichever is greater.
International TA-Q-BIN oversize is for shipping which is too big to shit via International TA-Q-BIN such as furniture.
The basic requirements are shipping slip and invoice, depending on the items we may need additional documents.
If you can utilize our International TA-Q-BIN Online Shipping there are no documents necessary.
At Yamato Transport USA, accordance with the fluctuation of aviation fuel prices of the US GULF COAST (USGC) issued monthly by the US Department of Energy (DOE).
The international fuel charge will fluctuate (increase/decrease) every month, this information will be provide on our website.
We will inspect the content of the shipment prior to shipping out. If the contents are different we will contact you.
Please make sure they you fill out your contact information and invoice accurately to avoid any delays.
We inspect all contents prior to shipping. If the contents are different than what is listed we will contact you.
So please make sure that the shipping slip is filled out with your correct information.
In addition there maybe shipping delay due to inaccurate information listed on the shipping slip so please make sure that all items listed are correct on the shipping slip.
On the average it will take 10-14days, but this maybe delayed dues to customs inspection / aircraft delays.
Please refer to our International TA-Q-BIN Besso for shipping personal items when moving back to Japan.
It depends on your location. Please contact your local Yamato branch.
No, International TA-Q-BIN Oversize is only to Japan only.
No, you may not use International TA-Q-BIN oversize to send packages to yourself. Please be sure to send it to someone who is living in Japan.
When returning home, and wanting to send personal belongings please use our international TA-Q-BIN Besso.
Whether if duty is due or not, this will be an unknown until import customs clearance is done.
Duties fees depends on the time when your package arrives and for customs clearance,
Due to the value and conditions differ we cannot provide you with the duty fee.
Depending on the method of payment, goods, fees, import duty, consumption taxes and taxes may occur.
Yes, fuel surcharge will apply on International TA-Q-BIN Oversize.

surcharge will apply on International TA-Q-BIN Oversize

  1. All freight charges and All-Prepaid handling charge prepaid.
  2. Prepayment of freight charge, and duty payments are paid on destination side.
  3. All charges billed on collect basis. (Destination side pays)

IF choosing option 1, there will be a 15% surcharge of the declared value.

We cannot accept a packed which is valued over $2,500.00 USD, please contact your local Yamato Transport branch for more details.
Wine, glass and pottery items (ie. figures, French dolls etc.), rare goods, replica goods, are, antique, light bulb goods etc. may not be eligible for compensation.
There are certain areas which cannot be delivered, please contact your local branch in advance for more details.

Size - Box

Size

The parcel size is the total of width, length, and height in cm or inch. Restrictions varies depending on the services.

About Delivery in Japan

Method of receiving

If you input the e-mail address in the International TA-Q-BIN Online Shipping, we will e-mail you once the import customs clearance is completed,
At the time if you can contact our International TA-Q-BIN service center in Japan we will be able to arrange a set date. TEL# (0120-01-9625)
If the recipient is a Kuroneko member then, they can choose to accept their packages at a convenience store, home delivery or a locker, once the import customs clearance has been completed.
The payment at the time of receipt will be cash only.

Payment method

Please choose from the below options.

  1. All freight charges and All-Prepaid handling charge prepaid
  2. Prepayment of freight charge, and duty payments are paid on destination side.
  3. All charges billed on collect basis. (Destination side pays)
    *If you pay it in USA or Canada payments can be made by credit card

IF choosing option 1, there will be a 15% surcharge of the declared value.
* However in the case of sending gifts or personal effect items, valued at $50.00 or below there will be no fees.

When using International TA-Q-BIN Online Shipping, all the payments will be by credit card.
You cannot pay at the receiving agents, when using handwritten slips we will confirm the credit card information and will proceed with the shipment once payment has been processed.

Days

Days

On the average it will take 6-10days, but there maybe delayed dues to customs inspection / aircraft delays.

Declaration

Filling in the package content

We inspect all contents prior to shipping. If the contents are different than what is listed we will contact you.
So please make sure that the shipping slip is filled out with your correct information,
In addition there maybe shipping delay due to inaccurate information listed on the shipping slip so please make sure that all items listed are correct on the shipping slip.
The total value must be $2,500.00 USD or below.

When the contents of the package differs from declaration

Prior to shipment we will inspect the package and if the content defers then we will contact the shipper to confirm, these may cause a delay on the delivery.

Customs Declaration for Besso (Unaccompanied baggage)

In addition to shipping slip and invoice, Besso Customs Declaration form is needed.
You can access our website you can complete all except for the Besso declaration form.
This is a document to declare the Besso items which it submitted to customs,
You can obtain this from the airlines or the travel agency.

Compensation / Guarantee

Compensation amount

We cannot accept a package which is valued over $2,500.00 USD, please contact your local Yamato Transport branch for more details.

Items which cannot be guaranteed

Wine, glass and pottery items (ie. figures, French dolls etc.), rare goods, replica goods, are, antique, light bulb goods etc. may not be eligible for compensation.

Regulated / Forbidden Items

Items which cannot be sent to

Specific items

When importing cosmetics or medical supplies from overseas, you are allowed to bring in 2 months supply which corresponds to 24 items.
When shipping cosmetics please indicate the following on the invoice, item name, quantity, declared value.
For more details please refer to Ministry of Health website and search cosmetics.

Package Tracking

USA to Japan

Japan to USA

Unfortunately we cannot track this due to International TA-Q-BIN from Japan does not go through Yamato Transport USA.
Please check Yamato Transport Japans website for more details.

Shipping Slip

Inernational TA-Q-BIN Online Shipping

It`s an online tool for entering the necessary information for your shipment in regards to custom clearance, and delivery options.
This information can be entered via smartphones, tablets, PC and such.
You can even enter shipping information such as shipping address, package size and weight along with content and payment method.
  • The convenience of entering your shipping information via smartphone or tablet.
  • Hassel free of picking up shipping slip at our branch/the receiving agents.
  • The ease of figuring out what is a prohibited item or not and more accurate information compared to handwritten slips.
  • Continence of paying online.
  • Discounted price just by utilizing this service.
  • International TA-Q-BIN Eco is only offered on online shipping.
There will be a $10.00 discount for shipping International TA-Q-BIN and International TA-Q-BIN Bessos only as International TA-Q-BIN Eco is only offered on online shipping.

Required documents

The basic requirements are shipping slip and invoice, depending on the items we may need additional documents.
If you can utilize our International TA-Q-BIN Online Shipping there are no documents necessary.

Duties and Taxes

Import Duties

Duty charges occur when at the time of import customs clearance.
Due to value and conditions of the goods we cannot determine the cost.

Fees

There will be a 15% surcharge of the declared value as All-Prepaid handling charge.
* However in the case of sending gifts or personal effect items, valued at $50.00 or below there will be no fees.

Besso

Besso

Besso items are for packages intended for people moving back to Japan and sending personal belongings, It can be personal souvenir items etc.
Customs allows upto 6 months after returning back to Japan for a tax exemption of 200,000 YEN per adult.
In addition there are certain duty-free items such as alcoholic beverages, tobacco, perfumes. Children under 6 years old and under are not tax exempted except for those obviously used item by children such as toys etc.
Please refer to the customes website for more details.

Documents

In addition to shipping slip and invoice, the Customs declaration form for unaccompanied baggage, the copy of your passport and the Visa are needed.
You can access our website you can complete all except for the Besso declaration form.