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Review of End User List

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has issued the End User List providing exporters with information on entities belonging to foreign countries of remaining concern over development and other conducts of weapons of mass destruction and other items, for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the catch-all control* on cargos and other loads relating to weapons of mass destruction and other items. METI hereby announces that it has revised the End User List based on the latest information.

*Catch-all control is a system that obliges exporters to submit an application for an export license for goods that may be used for the development of weapons of mass destruction even if they are not subject to export restrictions under international agreements.

1. Revision of the End User List

See the Appendix for details(PDF:425KB) PDF File

As a result of the review of the End User List based on the latest information, the revised list contains 449 entities (increased by 75 entities from the previous list) in ten countries and regions.

Note: The revised list contains 247 Iranian entities (increased by 65 entities from the previous list) and 119 North Korean entities (increased by eight entities from the previous list).

2. Reference: Details of the End User List

For the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the catch-all control, the End User List provides exporters with referential information on entities belonging to foreign countries of remaining concern over development and other conducts of weapons of mass destruction and other items, which is not a list of embargo goods. If the user of the cargoes and other items to be exported is found in the List, exporters must submit an application for an export license except in the case where it is evident that those cargos and other items are not used for the development and other conducts of weapons of mass destruction. The list has been issued every year since the catch-all control was introduced in April 2002.

Release Date

August 1, 2012

Division in Charge

Security Export Control Policy Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

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