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

November 6, 2018

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 and technologies under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act which governs the Foreign Exchange Order (hereinafter referred to as the “Exchange Order”) and the Export Trade Control Order (hereinafter referred to as the “Export Order”).

METI hereby announces that on November 6, 2018, the Cabinet approved the Bill for the Partial Revision of the Exchange Order and the Export Order concerning [i] revision of goods and technologies in the export regulatory list based on the agreements concluded by the International Export Control Regimes during the meetings held in 2017 and [ii] removal of some blood products from the regulatory list in light of the current situations of domestic supply and demand.

1. Outline of the revision

The details of the revision are as follows:

Related to The Appended Table of the Exchange Order:

Related to Appended Table 1 of the Export Order:

Note: Addition or removal of goods listed in Appended Table 1 of the Export Order shall additionally cause technologies involving design, manufacture or use of these goods to be added to or removed from the Appended Table of the Exchange Order. When addition or removal of goods to or from the Export Order is made, such addition or removal is to be automatically reflected under the Appended Table of the Exchange Order without any additional physical or legal amendment of the table.

Related to Appended Table 2 of the Export Order:

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

2. Future schedule

Promulgation: November 9 (Fri), 2018
Enforcement:
January 9 (Wed.), 2019 (Provisions related to Appended Table 1 of the Export Order)
April 1 (Mon.), 2019 (Provisions related to Appended Table 2 of the Export Order)

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