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Tighter export control regulations based on the situation in Ukraine

March 11, 2022

On February 24, 2022, Russian forces launched a large-scale military invasion of Ukraine.

Considering the current situation, on February 26, the Japanese government approved a cabinet resolution to prohibit exports to Russia of items subject to the international export control regime (“list-controlled items”).

As a result, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) revised the notification as a measure based on the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law, and the regulatory changes were made regarding exports of list-controlled items destined for Russia from March 5.

This measure also applies to exports to Russia of machine tools that fall under the list of restricted items.

The Japanese government takes the same measures for exports to Belarus from March 10.

The situation in Ukraine is unpredictable, and further reinforcement of export control regulations is possible in the future. The Japan Machine Tool Builders’ Association (JMTBA) has called for strict export control, paying close attention to information released by the Japanese government.

For information on Security Export Control in Japan, please check the latest information from the METI’s Security Trade Control page.

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