Importer of Record (IOR)

What is IOR, and why do you need it?

IOR Overview

J-wire acting as your importer of record carries 3 distinct benefits.


An importer of record allows you to bring your inventory into Japan without having to be physically present yourself.

Cost Effective

Working with an importer is cheaper than establishing your own entity in Japan. We act on your behalf during customs clearance.


With J-wire acting as your IOR, there are no language barriers or difficult to understand invoices. We'll handle everything.

IOR process


Marketplaces such as Amazon Japan will not accept incoming shipments without a listed IOR.

If you have already sent your shipment without lising an IOR, please contact us ASAP.
In some cases, you will be able to update your shipper with our IOR details after dispatch.

"I've always had a great experience with J-wire's IOR service!"

Allan M.

IOR details

You will need to provide the following to use our IOR service.
If you have any additional queries, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.


Please fill in the checklist form below to apply

$50 per shipment. We will provide you with our PayPal link when we receive your completed checklist form.

After receiving your payment, we will provide out IOR number, and instructions on where to add it to your shipping invoice.

After you dispatch your shipmnt, please let us know your shipment tracking number. We'll need this number to help clear your shipment through customs.

Please also save your shipping labels and invoice, as we may request these later if required by customs.

For kitchenware, additional checks are required.
Please contact us for details.

Checklist form