Export to Japan 17: Certification Process and Procedures for Organic JAS (Plant-based organic food)

21-04-21 | 10:30 h - 11:00 h CET

What should EU exporters know when exporting plant-based organic food to Japan?

Organic food market in Japan is still small and is strictly regulated. However, it has great business potential for EU agriculture and food producers and manufacturers.

A series of three webinars is scheduled to inform on certification process and procedures to comply with the Organic Japan Agriculture Standards (or JAS). The Standards are legal requirements to market organic foods with ‘organic’ mark in Japan. Japanese authorities recognize many EU countries’ organic certification standards; and EU companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), are encouraged to obtain Japan’s organic JAS mark.

The webinars also brief on overall market trends for heathy foods and drinks, labelling requirements for foods and drinks, and distribution and sales channels including e-commerce for organic foods and drinks. These are the specific key success factors in Japanese organic food market.

  • Click here if you would like to export animal-based organic food
  • Click here if you would like to export processed organic food

The first webinar presents certification process and procedures for EU plant-based organic food to obtain Japan’s organic JAS mark:

In 30 minutes from your desk, you will understand the:

  1. Market trends
  2. Distribution and sales channels, including e-commerce for B2C and B2B
  3. Labelling requirements
  4. Certification process and procedures for plant-based organic food
    1. JAS Certification and Logo
    2. JAS Certification Process 
    3. Import Process at Japan Customs


  • Introduction
  • Expert’s presentation
  • Q&A Session

Registration deadline: 20 April 2021

Speaker: Chieko Nakabayashi
ModeratorPauline Laloux, Business Support Coordinator, EU-Japan Centre
Organiser: EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation - Brussels Office