▲ President Moon Jae-in, who visited SK Hynix, Icheon City, Gyeonggi-do, the site of the small manager last July

It was investigated that the effects of measures to strengthen competitiveness in the domestic materials, parts, and equipment industries are gradually appearing in the wake of Japanese export regulations.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy announced that "there is progress in commercialization" after 1 year and 6 months have passed since the domestic material, parts, equipment industry, so-called'small manager' competitiveness measures were established.

On the 24th, the Ministry of Industry said, "A positive change has appeared in the industrial ecosystem, such as stabilizing the supply of key items and achieving commercialization of KRW 19.6 billion."

Liquid hydrogen fluoride, extreme ultraviolet resist, and fluorine polyimide, which are Japan's three major export regulations, are rapidly expanding domestic production and maintaining stable supply and demand.

Resist for extreme ultraviolet rays has diversified importers from Europe and has attracted investments from DuPont in the US and TOK in Japan.

Fluorine polyimide is being exported to China after Kolon Industries has built a mass production facility, and SKC has secured its own technology and is conducting production input testing.