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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,…

On March 11, 2022, the US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) imposed restrictions on the exports, reexports, and transfer of luxury goods to all end users in Russia and Belarus and to certain Russian and Belarusian oligarchs and malign actors located worldwide. This action is part of a new round of measures targeting Russia and Belarus announced by the White House today (see here and here) that are being implemented in…