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Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order to Partially Revise the Export Trade Control Order

On March 3, 2016, a formal meeting of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was held. The Council confirmed that the nuclear test and ballistic missile launch by North Korea violated UNSC resolutions, as well as strongly denouncing such actions, and adopted UNSC resolution 2270, which includes strict provisions that will add considerably more and stricter sanctions, by a unanimous vote. In the resolution, luxury goods subject to sanctions were additionally specified. In response to this, a Cabinet Order to partially revise the Export Trade Control Order was approved on March 29, 2016.

1. Outline of the revision

Luxury goods are subject to sanctions under UNSC resolutions on North Korea. Japan is taking measures to enforce and secure the implementation of these sanctions by designating luxury goods in Appended Table 2-2 of the Export Trade Control Order (hereinafter referred to as the “Export Order”).

The Japanese government is to revise said Appended Table 2-2 of the Export Order to reflect the additionally specified luxury goods subject to sanction as per UNSC resolution 2270. Specifically, the following goods are to additionally be subject to sanctions:

  • Items of lead crystal ((xiv) of Appended Table 2-2 of the Export Order)
  • Vehicles designed especially for running on snow (snowmobiles) ((xxiii) of Appended Table 2-2 of the Export Order)
  • Recreational sports equipment and components thereof ((xxxi) of Appended Table 2-2 of the Export Order)
  • Note: In line with the revisions of the Export Order, revisions will also be made to related ministerial ordinances, public notices, and other documents.

2. Future schedule

Promulgation date / date of entry into force: April 1 (Fri.), 2016

Release date

March 29, 2016

Division in Charge

  • Trade Control Policy Division
  • Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

Related Information

Trade Control
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