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On June 27, 2022, President Biden and the other G7 leaders issued a statement on support for Ukraine (“G7 Statement”), in which they vowed to sustain and intensify their coordinated sanctions measures in response to Russia’s war of aggression. The corresponding White House Announcement outlines the actions the Biden Administration planned to take in coordination with the G7, including additional sanctions measures. The following day, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”)…

On May 1, 2022, the amendment to the Ministerial Ordinance for Exporter Standards and relevant administrative notices (the “Amendment”) came into force. Upon enforcement of the Amendments, so-called “Deemed Exports” will be interpreted in a more restrictive manner than previously. Although export licenses were not required for the provision of technology information between Japan residents, pursuant to the Amendment, if certain conditions are met, such provision may be regarded as a “Deemed Export” and subject…

On 28 April 2022, the UK introduced The Export Control (Amendment) Order 2022, amending the Export Control Order 2008 (S.I. 2008/3231), which will come into force on 19 May 2022. An additional control on military end-use will apply; however there are no amendments to the underlying dual-use regulation and the existing end-use control will continue to apply separately. The Amendment provides for the following in particular: Prohibition The export of dual-use goods, software or technology…

On 6 April, 2022, Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade (“BOFT”), the agency responsible for Taiwan’s export control regime, issued a list of items for export from Taiwan to Russia that are subject to Taiwan export control – List of Strategic High-Tech Commodities for Export to Russia (“SHTC List for Russia”). The SHTC List for Russia includes 57 items (under the categories of Electronics, Computers, Telecommunications and Information Security, Sensors and Lasers, Navigation and Avionics, Marine,…