Japan Market Access
Testing AND Compliance
To access the market in Japan, navigating the complex safety standards is crucial. The legislative mandatory requirement such as Japan’s Food Sanitation Law (JFSL) and voluntary standards like Japan Toy Safety Standard (ST Standard). All toys must comply with JFSL and Specification & Standards for Food & Food Additives if they are for children under or equal to 6-year-old. Not only for toys but also food contact materials and articles are included in these standards.
As for ST Standard, toys for children up to the age of 14 are applied according to Japan Toy Association (JTA). Only toys that have achieved ST compliance can display ST Mark on the packaging of the toy.
HOW BV CAN HELP
Bureau Veritas has the capabilities to perform Japan Food Sanitation Law (JSFL) Section 3 testing capabilities. Japanese Customs and Japan’s quarantine stations will accept the testing reports issued by Bureau Veritas.
Japan Food Sanitation Law (Section 3)
Safe Toy (ST) Standard Compliance