Japan and the WTO

This page gathers key information on Japan's participation in the WTO. Japan has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995 and  a member of GATT since 10 September 1955.

National sites
> Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
> Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
> Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
(These sites are selected by the Japanese delegation)


Member profiles 
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Goods schedules and tariff data 

  • Get tariff data — includes explanations of bound and applied rates, the HS system and related jargon
  • See the goods schedules gateway for explanations and background
  • Japan's Uruguay Round goods schedules (zip format, 623KB)
  • Tariff profile:


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Services schedules and MFN exemptions


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Trade Policy Reviews of Japan

See the TPR gateway for explanations and background

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  • Japan TPR documents     > search    > help  


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Dispute cases involving Japan

Place your mouse over a dispute number in the table below to see the title of the dispute. Click on the dispute number to go to a page giving detailed information for that dispute.

See the dispute settlement gateway for explanations and background.



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Notifications from Japan

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  • Agriculture (Document code G/AG/N/JPN/*)     > search
  • Antidumping (Document code G/ADP/N/* and JPN)     > search
  • Balance of payments (Document code WT/BOP/N/*)     > search
  • Customs valuation (Document code G/VAL/N/* and JPN)     > search
  • Government procurement (Document code GPA/* and keyword varies)     > search
  • Import licensing (Document code G/LIC/N/* and JPN)     > search
  • Information technology products (Document code varies)     > search
  • Intellectual Property Rights (see TRIPS below)
  • Regional trade Agreements (Document code WT/REG* and N)     > search
  • Rules of origin (Document code G/RO/N/*)     > search
  • Safeguards (Document code G/SG/N/* and JPN)     > search
  • Sanitary and phytosanitary measures (Document code G/SPS/N/JPN/*)     > search
  • Services (Document code S/C/N/*)     > search
  • State trading enterprises (Document code G/STR/N/* and JPN)     > search
  • Subsidies and countervailing measures (Document code G/SCM/N/* and JPN)     > search
  • Technical barriers to trade notifications under the TBT Agreement can be found under the TBT gateway
  • Textiles notifications can be found by Article under the textiles gateway
  • Trade and development (Document code WT/COMTD/N/*)     > search
  • Trade-related investment measures (Document code G/TRIMS/N/* and JPN)     > search
  • TRIPS notifications can be found by Article under the Membersĺ transparency toolkit


Acceptance of multilateral instruments


Membership of plurilateral agreements


Membership of RTAs & PTAs


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