This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.

Public ID: PID-G5JP3G

Engine identification requirements in Japan also cover exports of UK electric motors

in Japan

Trade barrier summary

In the Japanese car market, the engine type must be stamped or embossed on the engine or casting surface of the engine. For electric and hybrid vehicles it must be provided on the electric motor, despite the risk of damage.

This requirement is in Article 30.2 of the Enforcement Regulations for Road Vehicles Act; Paragraph 2. (2) (Additional Rule 2) of the handling procedure for stamping/embossing of the engine, notification of chassis number or engine types of motor vehicles.

Sectors affected

  • Automotive



Date reported

18 June 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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