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, Aerospace and Propulsion) which may be used in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The export control categories in the SHTC List for Russia are numbered according to the list of dual-use items subject to Taiwan export control in general (“Taiwan Dual-Use List”), which basically adopts the EU’s dual-use list. It is our understanding that the items on the SHTC List for Russia are in addition to those on the existing Taiwan Dual-Use List. For exports to Russia that are considered possibly relevant to the SHTC List for Russia, any exporter that cannot present an export license issued by the BOFT will be required to issue an affidavit to the Customs confirming that its export involves none of the 57 items on the SHTC List for Russia. We understand that the BOFT should issue an English version of the SHTC List for Russia soon. The previous blog on Taiwan export control on Russia caused by the situation in Ukraine can be found here.