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Review of the End User List

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has issued the End User List providing exporters with information on foreign entities for which concern cannot be eliminated regarding involvement in activities such as the development 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.

Revision of the End User List

The End User List has been revised based on the latest information to contain 457 entities (decreased by 70 entities from the previous version) in 11 countries and regions.

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 foreign entities for which concern cannot be eliminated regarding involvement in activities such as the development of weapons of mass destruction and other items. It is not an embargo list. If the user of the cargoes and other items to be exported is found in the List, exporters are required to submit an application for an export license except in the case where it is evident that the cargo and other items will not be used for activities such as the development of weapons of mass destruction and other items. The list has been issued since the catch-all control was introduced in April 2002.

Release date

January 22, 2016

Division in charge

Security Export Control Policy Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

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