Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) Certification

Points of New JAS Law
Type of Agricultural / Forest Products which can be certified
JAS Certified Facilities (UPDATED)
Certification Fees
JAS Certificaiton Process & Required Document and Information


Amended JAS Law, Enforcement Ordinance and Enforcement Regulation have become effective as of April 1 2018.

Points of New JAS Law
Inclusion of agricultural and forestry products that can be covered by JAS (Under forestry products, "Standing tree and bamboo", "Lacquer" and "Bamboo" are added).
Establishment of new framework such as registration fees for "Registered Testing Laboratories", etc.
New provisions concerning "Methods of Products Handling", such as manufacturer's application for certification, method of certification operations, etc.
Introduction of "Unannounced Inspections" for JAS certified business operators
CMSA's Committment to Impartiality

CMSA is committed to ensuring that all services are delivered in a consistent and impartial manner, free from conflict of interest for all our Members or Non-Member companies.


CMSA has Top management commitment to impatiality.




Types of Agricultural / Forest Products which can be certified

Structural Lumber for Wood Frame Construction & Structural Fingerjoined Lumber for Wood Frame Construction (JAS 600 except for MSR Lumber)
Structural Softwood Lumber (JAS 1083)
Glued Laminated Timber for Fixture ONLY (JAS 1152)
Flooring (JAS1073)

JAS Certified Mills

Please click here for the list of CMSA JAS Certified Facilities (as of January 5, 2021)



Certification Fees

Basic Certification Fee = US$6,050.00 per mill and 1 item
In the case of additional certification, CMSA will have to charge actual cost
* CMSA applies the following Service Rate for all activities of CMSA Quality Controls.
  (CMSA Quality Inspector Fee: US$550.00/day)
1) Application Fee
US$550.00 x 2 working days = US$1,100.00
2) Site Inspection Fee

US$550.00 x 8 working days = US$4,400.00
(Including QC System check, Trial runs and Testing, JAS Training and Reporting, Grade Stamp administration and Start-up)

3) Judgment Fee
US$550.00 x 1 working days = US$550.00
In addition to above cost:
1) Other special equipment expenses are chargeable at cost.
2) All "out of pocket expenses" for materials, hotels, meals, travel and others are chargeable at cost.
  3) For JAS600, JAS1152 for Fixture and JAS1073, all cost incurred for physical tests.
  4) For Re-inspection, CMSA will have to charge actual cost at CMSA Quality Inspector Fee: US$550.00/day, all cost incurred for physical tests, all administration and judgment fee (1day = US$550).

Audit Fees

It is required that CMSA conducts Regular Audit (Annual) on every JAS Certified mill to ensure the mill's compliance to JAS Law and the applicable JAS Standard. The audit consists of the Mill Inspection (verification of the QC system, equipment and personnel, etc. according to the JAS Technical Standard) and the Product Inspection.

Audit fees will be based upon the manday rate (US$550.00).

Plus all the travel expenses and all cost incurred for physical tests (as a part of the product inspection).







Please contact CMSA office by:
Phone: (604) 523-1288
E-mail: hatachi@canserve.org