Importing and distributing food and food packaging is highly regulated in Japan. Especially in retail, packaging is an indispensable part of the product, not only for protection, but also to provide advertising and information for the consumer. Hence, this report examines conditions for exporting food packaging to Japan, whether as part of a food shipment or for selling to food manufacturers in Japan. It suggests that packaging, as the final part of the production process for food, plays an important role in food safety and for traceability management systems, a separate chapter also covers food safety and traceability measures in Japan. In addition, labelling requirements, followed by a market analysis for food packaging materials and a discussion of potential distribution channels are also presented in this report.
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