December 14, 2018
On November 2018, the United Nations (UN) Security Council adopted the resolution 2444 to lift sanctions imposed on Eritrea.
In response to this resolution, the Cabinet approved the requested Cabinet Order for partial revision of the Export Trade Control Order to remove Eritrea from the list of areas subject to strict export control. METI hereby announces the revisions.
1. Outline of the revision
The Export Trade Control Order (Cabinet Order No. 378 of 1949; the "Order") provides more strict export control on transactions to destination areas stipulated in Appended Table 3-2, which are areas subject to the sanction measures over the arms embargo under UN resolutions, than transactions to other areas (under Article 4, paragraph (1), item (iii) and item (iv) of the Order).
As the UN Security Council adopted the resolution 2444 to lift sanctions imposed on Eritrea, Japan revised the Order to remove Eritrea from Appended Table 3-2.
2. Future schedule
Promulgation and enforcement: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Division in Charge
Security Export Control Administration Division, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau