The consumption tax rate in Japan is to be raised on April 1, 2014. :
The price of Yu-pack and letter pack you have been available to distribute in Japan will be increase.There is no change of the fee of international mail (EMS, air mail).There is no change of the fee of vials, plasmid, and handling.
The procedure of the MTA execution has been changed:
The approval of the person in charge of intellectual property is eliminated. The procedure of the MTA execution consists of the approval by user and National Institute of Genetics. Once you order, just wait for the arrival of flies or plasmids. Please see a flow chart below.
Resource Center (DGRC) Kyoto,
and "Drosophila Genomics Resource Center (DGRC) Bloomington,
USA" are completely different organizations. NIG-FLY
and DGRC Kyoto Japan share user ID's but not with DGRC
Bloomington. Please make sure you have the right ID before you
enter our site. Four numbers compose DGRC user ID, for example
Some country needs import
permit labels/documents (USA, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan
etc.), animal identification, health certification and so on.
Please make sure to send all
required forms along with a copy of your order confirmation
mail. We cannot guarantee the shipment if we don't receive
We require USDA permit label/document and DOMESTIC air waybill. Please address
the domestic air waybill from the Plant Inspection Station,
listed on the blue & white import
label, to final address as outlined on the
permit/notification. The international waybill, printed at
NIG, brings the material into the US and to the appropriate
plant inspection station. The inspector at the station will
attach the domestic air waybill to the package and forward to
the final destination.
On Sep. 30, 2013, USDA APHIS changed the policy and simplified the necessary document for Drosophila stock importation. They issue the courtesy permit and the Letter of No Jurisdiction. This will enable us to ship directly to you without going through USDA APHIS. In case of it, please send the
Courtesy permit and the Letter of No Jurisdiction.
If your order is plasmid only, no need for the permit and the waybill.
Term for Payment
from order to shipment, should
complete in 90 days Pre-clearance period is from the day you
place order until the shipment is settled. You will not be
charged at the moment you place an order. Payment
will be settled the day we confirm your shipment. This period, from order to shipment,
should complete in 90 days, otherwise your order will be
expired and canceled. http://www.shigen.nig.ac.jp/fly/nigfly/about/aboutPaymentFee.jsp