Spain and Japan Customs Authorities to cooperate

The governments of Spain and Japan have signed an agreement to cooperate with each other on customs matters to facilitate trade, ensure compliance and exchange information on new customs procedures.

The agreement would facilitate the lawful movement of goods, ensure proper application of the customs legislation and also to prevent, investigate and combat any customs offence. Assistance to recover customs duties or fines is not covered by this Agreement. The agreement would allow the customs authorities from both countries, to cooperate on the movement of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances and precursors; weapons, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices; significant art and antiquities; goods subject to substantial customs duties; goods infringing on intellectual property rights; and poisonous goods, nuclear and radioactive materials and any other dangerous substances.