On May 23, 2023, Japanese government announced an amendment of the export control regulations on the additional semiconductor related items, which will go into effect on July 23, 2023.

The overview of the amendment of the Products and Technologies Specifications Ministry Order (“Ministry Order”), to which specific products and technologies were added to the controlled items, is as follows:

From the international peace keeping and security point of view, items related with advanced semiconductor manufacturing devices were added so that they are subject to the export control regulations.

In addition, in order to have programs designed for a use of additional items to be subject to the export control, additional provisions were added to the Ministry Order.

The followings are the additional items to be subject to the export control:

ItemsProvision of the Ministry Order
Cleaning (3 items)Item 17 (ya)-(ke)
Deposition (Film formation) (11 items)Item 17 (re)-(o)
Annealing (Heat treatment) (1 item)Item 17 (ku)
Lithography (Exposure) (four items)Item 17 (ru)-(wa), Item 17-2
Etching (Chemical removal) (3 items)Item 17 (ka)-(ta)
Inspection (1 item)Item 17 (fu)

The following guidelines would be amended accordingly.

・Guideline for the Operation of the Export Control Order

・Guideline for the documentation and concerns regarding export license

・Guidelines for a bulk license






洗浄 (3 品目)第17号 ヤからケまで
デポジション(成膜) (11 品目)第17号レからオまで
アニーリング (熱処理) (1 品目)第17号ク
リソグラフィ(露光) (4品目)第17号ルからワまで, 第17号の2
エッチング (化学的除去) (3 品目)第 17号カからタまで
検査 (1 品目)第 17号フ






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