Flow to Purchase Japanese Chemicals

When making a purchase, please follow the steps below. We will negotiate with Japanese chemical makers based on our long experience, proven know-how and trusted reputation to offer you the best possible deal.

Decide what to order.

Before contacting us, please decide what you want in detail (type, grade and quantity of chemicals, desired price, purchase date, etc.).

Please clarify chemical names, required specifications, usage quantity per month (an estimated quantity for setting up a project), desired purchase price, scheduled purchase time, etc. at your end.
Also, please check whether you have all necessary licenses/permits to import the chemical which you are interested in to your country.

The meaning of buying chemical products manufactured in Japan

When comparing only price and specifications, it seems that the prices of Japanese chemical products are high. For this reason, sometimes, Japanese chemical products are not the best option for some users, depending on purposes and needs.

However, we never offer fake products, and when you actually use our products, you will appreciate that we offer products with high functionality, quality uniformity, unique technologies, ease of use at your plant and user-oriented service that are commensurate with the price. Moreover, we hardly ever receive quality-related complaints from users. For these reasons, Japanese chemical products are the best option for some users. Many clients who have purchased chemical products manufactured in Japan from us have become repeat clients.

Our goal is to make the world a less complicated, more transparent and more prosperous place by supplying quality Japanese chemical products to users who love them.

Confirm licenses and permits.
Please confirm that you have the licenses and permits required to legally import the desired chemicals to your country.
Request a quote from BuyChemJapan.

Please let us know once you have clarified your conditions.
We will listen to your request and make a proposal based on your needs.

Please try to share your situation (current purchasing status, your new project, your application, the final products, etc.) and your purpose to obtain our quotation (cost reduction, quality improvement, dual vendor strategy, etc.) with us so that we can try to submit the most suitable solution for your situation.

How to select chemical suppliers in different countries

The most important point to select a chemical supplier is whether the salesperson is reliable. In this regard, we trust BuyChemJapan is a better choice than major trading companies:

Comparison between Chemical Specialized Trading Company and Global Trading Companies.

The Pros of Local Chemical Specialized
Trading Companies
The Cons of Global General
Trading Companies
Being specialized in chemical business, have strong ties with chemical manufacturers. Salespersons are not specialized and their levels of knowledge and skills vary.
The same individual is responsible for a client’s business for a long time, as there are only few personnel changes. Salespersons in charge often change, as there are many personnel changes.
Salespersons are specialized in only chemical areas, and are able to quickly respond to client’s requests. Salespersons are responsible for a wide range of areas and not able to quickly respond to client’s request.
Salespersons have stronger authority and are more flexible to meet detailed client’s needs. Company manuals and policies are prioritized and less flexible to meet detailed client’s needs.
The Pros of Local Chemical Specialized
Trading Companies
Being specialized in chemical business, have strong ties with chemical manufacturers.
The same individual is responsible for a client’s business for a long time, as there are only few personnel changes.
Salespersons are specialized in only chemical areas, and are able to quickly respond to client’s requests.
Salespersons have stronger authority and are more flexible to meet detailed client’s needs.
The Cons of Global General
Trading Companies
Salespersons are not specialized and their levels of knowledge and skills vary.
Salespersons in charge often change, as there are many personnel changes.
Salespersons are responsible for a wide range of areas and not able to quickly respond to client’s request.
Company manuals and policies are prioritized and less flexible to meet detailed client’s needs.
The Pros of Global General
Trading Companies
The Cons of Local Chemical Specialized
Trading Companies
Being well-known, the company name can provide a sense of security from the beginning. Being not so well-known, the company name can provide a sense of insecurity at first.
There are many salespersons with a variety of knowledge, as the company deals with various products ranging from instant noodles to rockets. Being specialized in chemical business, salespersons are unfamiliar with information outside the chemical industry.
A large scale of operation that has the capacity to deal with projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars. A small scale of operation that does not have the capacity to deal with projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
They can handle non-chemical products such as resource development, M&A and so on. They are not able to handle non-chemical products such as resource development, M&A and so on.
They can provide products from branch offices in other countries even if the manufacturers are not located in Japan. They are not able to provide products from branch offices in other countries if the manufacturers are not located in Japan.
The Pros of Global General
Trading Companies
Being well-known, the company name can provide a sense of security from the beginning.
There are many salespersons with a variety of knowledge, as the company deals with various products ranging from instant noodles to rockets.
A large scale of operation that has the capacity to deal with projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
They can handle non-chemical products such as resource development, M&A and so on.
They can provide products from branch offices in other countries even if the manufacturers are not located in Japan.
The Cons of Local Chemical Specialized
Trading Companies
Being not so well-known, the company name can provide a sense of insecurity at first.
Being specialized in chemical business, salespersons are unfamiliar with information outside the chemical industry.
A small scale of operation that does not have the capacity to deal with projects worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
They are not able to handle non-chemical products such as resource development, M&A and so on.
They are not able to provide products from branch offices in other countries if the manufacturers are not located in Japan.

Use our Contact Us page to request a quote.
We will make an offer that closely matches your needs if you provide enough details (your intended use, end product, current purchasing volume and frequency, project details, etc.).

Consider our proposal.

Please consider our proposal while taking quality, price, delivery date, packaging and other details into account. Our proposal includes a CIF quote, but you must check the import duty, tax and processing fees yourself to determine the final cost.

Check a sample.

Check chemical quality with a small sample if desired. Depending on the chemical, we can usually provide a sample of 50 to 1,000 grams.

Conclude a contract.

If you are satisfied with the quality, proposed price, delivery date, etc., place an order by email (we recommend small quantities for first orders just in case). We will prepare a sales contract stating what we agreed upon.

Await shipment.

We ship the chemicals in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract.

Provide feedback.

Please send us your feedback on product quality and service so we can more fully meet the needs of customers.

Flow to Import Chemicals

Arrangement for import customs clearance
Your appointed customs broker arranges and prepares import clearance. The customs broker will identify the declared value of the product and the applicable classification code (H.S. CODE) based on shipping documents from Buychemjapan and other information from you, and will prepare an import declaration to be submitted to the customs department. If the cargo requires special permission (because of other laws and regulations) other than import clearance upon import, the necessary applications should be prepared in order to submit them to the relevant governmental office in time.
Import declaration
After the vessel arrives at the port and the cargo is unloaded, the customs broker will declare said cargo to the customs department. In accordance with your country’s regulations, document reviews and cargo inspections will be conducted by a customs officer. The reviews and inspections will be completed if there are no problems. If the cargo requires additional applications based on other regulations, you must apply accordingly.
Import Permit
After reviews and inspections by a customs officer are completed and import duty and tax are paid, an import permit is given and an official letter of import permit will be issued (if any other applications are made based on other regulations, an import permit will only be given if these applications are approved).
Delivery Order exchange
You need a Delivery Order (D/O) issued by the shipping company to receive the cargo. You will pay all the local charges to the shipping company and exchange the original bill of lading (B/L) for the D/O.
Delivery arrangement
You deliver the cargo to your site by container drayage or cargo truck. When receiving the cargo at the shipping company’s container yard (CY) or container freight station (CFS), the D/O and the official letter of import permit to the CY/CFS must be submitted. The CY/CFS will release the cargo after confirming the D/O and details of the letter of permit.

(As the flow may vary depending on the country, please check the regulations in your country in advance.)