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Cabinet Decision on the Bill of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Export Trade Control Order

For the purposes of preventing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, preventing the excess accumulation of conventional weapons, and executing treaties and other international agreements, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) controls exports of goods under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act and the Export Trade Control Order (hereinafter referred to as the “order”, which falls under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act).

METI hereby announces that on November 17, 2017, the Cabinet approved the Bill of the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Export Trade Control Order concerning [ⅰ] revision of goods in the export regulatory list based on the agreements concluded at the International Export Control Regimes held in 2016 and [ⅱ] expansion of the scopes of the special provisions from the viewpoint of institutional harmonization with international treaties.

1. Outline of the revision

  • The order is to be revised concerning goods in the regulatory list so that the government of Japan can ensure domestic implementation of the agreements and other rules concluded at the International Export Control Regimes (related to Appended Table 1 of the order).
  • From the viewpoint of appropriate enforcement of the Basel Convention, the order is to be revised to stipulate a provision that no export approval is required in returning to the originating countries temporary-landed specified hazardous wastes and other goods which have been illegally imported. (related to Appended Table 2 of the order)

The details of the revision are as follows:

Related to Appended Table 1 of the order

  • Addition of parts of plasma melting furnaces and electron-beam melting furnaces (Partial revision of Appended Table 1, column 2)
  • Removal of semi-finished or primary ceramic products (Partial revision of Appended Table 1, column 5)
  • Addition of encoder parts (Partial revision of Appended Table 1, column 7)

Related to Appended Table 2 of the order

  • Addition of specified hazardous wastes and other goods subject to special provisions for temporary landed goods (Partial revision of Article 4(2)(i))

Note:In line with the revisions in the order, METI will also revise the related ordinances, public notices and other regulations.

2. Future schedule

Promulgation:
November 22 (Wed.), 2017
Enforcement:
November 22 (Wed.), 2017 (Provisions related to Appended Table 2)
January 22 (Mon.), 2018 (Provisions related to Appended Table 1)

Release date

November 17, 2017

Division in Charge

Information on Appended Table 1 of the order:
Security Export Control Administration Division
Information on Appended Table 2 of the order:
Trade Control Policy Division

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