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METI Joined Japan-US-ROK Export Control Dialogue

February 22, 2024

On Thursday, February 22, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) joined a trilateral export control dialogue at the U.S. Embassy in Japan, with the Department of Commerce of the United States and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea. 

Commerce and Industry Export Control Principals from the United States, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK) convened as a follow-up to the Commerce and Industry Ministerial initiative from the Trilateral Leaders’ Summit at Camp David last August. The convening was hosted by the United States. In attendance were Director-General Katsuro Igari, Trade Control Department, Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce for Export Administration Thea D. Rozman Kendler, and Director General for Trade Control Policy Kamchan Kang, Republic of Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.

This meeting is the first meeting of its kind under the trilateral relationship focused on further aligning export controls, enhancing our ability to effectively collaborate on shared priorities. The principals agreed to further align on Russia controls, collaborate on outreach to countries in Southeast Asia, and cooperate on controls for critical and emerging technologies.

Division in Charge

Security Trade Control Policy Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau