• American Chamber of Commerce in Japan

    The mission of the ACCJ is to further develop commerce between the United States of America and Japan, promote the interests of U.S. companies and members, and improve the international business environment in Japan.  The ACCJ supports the collective interests of its members by proposing changes to improve the environment for international businesses in Japan. Through an active advocacy program, the ACCJ represents these interests to both the Japanese and American governments. The ACCJ also contributes to the shaping of public opinion through its relations with fellow business organizations, academics and think tanks, the press, and others.


    Main office is in Tokyo. General inquiries should be directed to the main phone number (03-3433-5381)

  • Development Bank of Japan (DBJ)
    DBJ provides integrated investment and loan services to domestic and international clients.

    Head office in Tokyo: Phone: +81-3-3270-3211

    New York Representative Office: 1251 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 830, New York, NY 10020. Phone:     +1-212-221-0708

  • Japan - United States Equivalency Agreement.
  • Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
    JETRO is an independent government agency organized by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI). JETRO provides information and support to foreign companies looking for entry and expansion in the Japanese market. The main office is in Tokyo, and it maintains offices across the world.

    Includes information on Japan laws and regulations, tips on conducting business in Japan, free consultation with experts, market opportunities by sector as well as free temporary office space in Japan.


    Regional offices:

  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) Japan

    The Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) for organic plants and organic processed foods of plant origin were established in 2000 on the basis of the Codex Alimentarius Commission's Guidelines for the Production, Processing, Labelling and Marketing of Organically Produced Foods.

    The organic JAS system has been further developed with the addition of the JAS Standards for organic livestock products, organic processed foods of animal origin and organic feeds which took effect in November 2005.

    Operators certified by registered Japanese or overseas certifying bodies are able to attach the organic JAS logo to products that were produced or manufactured in accordance with relevant organic JAS Standards.


    Information from MAFF in English:

  • U.S. Agricultural Trade Office - Japan

    The U.S. Agricultural Trade Offices in Tokyo and Osaka provide a variety of marketing and trade support services to U.S. exporters, ranging from assisting first-time buyers and trade teams to arranging trade shows, seminars and other promotional activities through which groups of U.S. agents can meet Japanese traders. In addition, the office reports on the latest market trends and advises U.S. business groups and trade associations on their Japan market development strategies

    Telephone: (011-81-3) 3224-5115, Fax: (011-81-3) 3582-6429
  • U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration

    A global network of trade professionals that connects U.S. companies with international buyers, providing them with market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, advocacy/commercial diplomacy support.


How to use this website

The Organic Trade Association (OTA) brings the US organic industry to developing markets around the world. This database is a comprehensive tool for OTA membership interested in participating in or expanding international trade in organic products by providing information to understand international markets for organic products. Select the country you wish to export to and find out whether it has an agreement with the United States, who its certifiers are, and much more.

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