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Partial Revision of the Export Trade Control Order

For the purposes of preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and executing treaties and other international agreements, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) controls imports of goods under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and also provides respective provisions to regulate goods based on the Export Trade Control Order (hereinafter referred to as the “order”) under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act.

On July 22, 2014, the Cabinet approved the required revision of the order concerning [i] addition and removal of goods to and from the regulatory list based on the agreements concluded at the International Export Control Conference in 2013 and [ii] centralized control of regulations, aiming to harmonize Japan’s systems with global systems, an approach bringing Japan into line with other countries and reducing burdens and reducing burdens imposed on businesses when enforcing treaties. METI hereby announces the revision.

1. Outline of the revision

  • The order is to be revised to add and remove goods to and from the regulatory list so that the Government of Japan can ensure implementation of the agreements concluded at the International Export Control Conference (related to Appended Table 1).
  • From the standpoints of harmonizing Japan’s systems with global systems to bring Japan into line with other countries, and of reducing the burdens imposed on businesses, the order is to be revised to [i] introduce special treatments concerning temporary landing of goods that are regulated by the Stockholm Convention, [ii] ensure consistency with provisions on the goods that are regulated by the Rotterdam Convention, and [iii] eliminate duplication with other internal laws and regulations (related to Appended Table 2).
  • The order is to be revised to control exports to the Central African Republic for the purpose of security, by imposing stricter regulations than on other regions, based on the UN Security Council resolution (related to Appended Table 3-2).

The details of the revision are as follows:

Related to Appended Table 1 of the order

  • Modification of the regulatory list concerning cameras and other equipment
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 2)
  • Modification of the regulatory list concerning pressure gauges
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 2)
  • Addition of components for striplines to the regulatory list
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 2)
  • Addition of neutron generators utilizing electrostatic acceleration to induce a deuterium-deuterium nuclear reaction to the regulatory list
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 2)
  • Addition of rhenium to the regulatory list
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 2)
  • Addition of high explosive containment containers to the regulatory list
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 2)
  • Addition of components of fermenters to the regulatory list
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 3-2)
  • Removal of magnetic tape recorders from the regulatory list
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 7)
  • Addition of sampling oscilloscopes to the regulatory list
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 7)
  • Addition of devices for monitoring details of communication via the Internet to the regulatory list
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 9)
  • Addition of design equipment to the regulatory list
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 9)
  • Removal of components of inertial navigation systems from the regulatory list
    (Revision of Appended Table 1, column 11)

Related to Appended Table 2 of the order

  • Elimination of the requirement for exporters to be approved by the METI Minister when wishing to temporarily land goods controlled by the Stockholm Convention or reload them from one cargo carrier to another
    (Revision of Article 4, paragraph (2), item (i))
  • Removal of goods which contain asbestos from the regulatory list, for the purpose of securing harmonization of the list with the regulatory list under the Rotterdam Convention
    (Revision of Appended Table 2, column 35-3)
  • Removal of narcotics from the regulatory list, in order to centralize control of other internal laws and regulations concerning narcotics
    (Revision of Appended Table 2, column 42)

Related to Appended Table 3-2

  • Addition of the Central African Republic to the regulatory list of the regions related to Appended Table 1-16
    (Revision of Appended Table 3-2)

Note: In line with the revisions in the Export Trade Control Order, METI will also revise the related public notices.

2. Future schedule

Promulgation date: July 25, 2014
Enforcement dates:
July 25, 2014 (provisions related to Appended Table 2)
September 15, 2014 (provisions related to Appended Tables 1 and 3-2)

Release Date

July 22, 2014

Division in Charge

  • Information on the provisions related to Appended Table 2:
    Trade Control Policy Division, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau
  • Information on the provisions related to Appended Tables 1 and 3-2:
    Security Export Control Policy Division, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

Related Information

Trade Control
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
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