U.S. Export Controls to Japan

A Hot Tip about Trade Policy and Regulations in Japan

Posted on: 6 Jan 2010

As an active member of the Wassenaar Arrangement as well as all international export control regimes, Japan has the benefit of the least restrictive treatment under U.S. export control law. In response to the threat from global terrorism, the Japanese government has implemented "catch-all" controls to prevent Japanese firms from exporting goods and technologies that could be related to the development of weapons of mass destruction.

 

Japan has been conducting outreach activities in Asian countries to maintain strict export control system. At the same time, however, Japanese firms are engaged in business activities with countries against which the United States currently has embargoes. As such, U.S. exporters are encouraged to conduct thorough research and background checks pertaining to any potential sale of controlled or sensitive items, in particular for transactions that may involve possible transshipment or reexport through Japan.

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Posted: 06 January 2010

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