How it Works

Blue Gate Escrow

  1. Exporter and Importer negotiate sale as usual
  2. After finalising agreement with the Importer, the Exporter places an order through the Blue Gate website
  3. A pro forma invoice is automatically sent to the Importer from the Blue Gate system
  4. The Importer confirms details of the pro forma invoice then transfers payment to the ANZ Bank Blue Gate account
  5. Blue Gate notifies the Importer and Exporter by email of receipt of payment
  6. Exporter books shipping and sends a copy of the B/L to Blue Gate
  7. Blue Gate confirms details of the vehicle(s) on the B/L match those of the vehicle(s) ordered
  8. Blue Gate converts payment to JPY (or other currency if/as necessary) and transfers to the Exporter's nominated bank account

Blue Gate BG15, Standard, Micro and One

  1. Exporter and Importer negotiate sale and shipping as usual
  2. After finalising agreement with the Importer, the Exporter places an order through the Blue Gate website
  3. A pro forma invoice is automatically sent to the Importer from the Blue Gate system
  4. The Importer confirms details of the pro forma invoice then transfers payment to the ANZ Bank Blue Gate account
  5. Blue Gate converts payment to JPY (or other currency if/as necessary; no currency conversion for Same Currency Plan) and transfers to the Exporter's nominated bank account
Option BG15 Standard Micro Escrow One
Blue Gate Fee JPY 1,500 0 JPY 3,000 USD 99 JPY 2,150
Blue Gate Fee paid by Shipper - Shipper Cosignee Shipper
Japanese Bank incoming international payment fee 0 0 0 0 0
Japanese Bank domestic transfer fee 0 Borne by customer 0 0 0
Fees deducted by third party banks Borne by Blue Gate Borne by customer Borne by Blue Gate Borne by Blue Gate Borne by customer
Minimum Invoice Amount USD 2,500 USD 2,500 - - -