Review of the End User List

April 26, 2019

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 (WMDs) and other items, for the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the catch-all control* on cargos and other loads relating to WMDs 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 WMDs 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 include 534 entities (increased by 5 entities from the previous version) in 13 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 WMDs or other items. It is not an embargo list. If the user of the cargos 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 cargos or other items will not be used for activities such as the development of WMDs and other items. The list has been issued since the catch-all control was introduced in April 2002.

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Security Trade Control Policy Division, Trade Control Department

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