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Hydrogen Fluoride Exports to the Republic of Korea in August

September 27, 2019

With regards to trade statistics released today, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry notes that certain amounts of controlled hydrogen fluoride have been exported to the Republic of Korea in August. Media reports claiming that exports had dropped to zero have been incorrect.

With regards to trade statistics released today, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry notes that certain amounts of controlled hydrogen fluoride have been exported to the Republic of Korea in August. Media reports claiming that exports had dropped to zero have been incorrect.

In some cases, exports of hydrogen fluoride from Japan may be included in “re-exported goods (HS0000.00-190),” not in “hydrogen fluoride (HS2811.11-000),” depending on factors such as domestic manufacturing processes.

As exports of fluorinated polyimide, resists, and hydrogen fluoride to the Republic of Korea have been subject to individual export licenses since July 4, METI, through strict licensing examinations, will grant such licenses if exports of these three items of concern are verified as legitimate civil transactions.

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