Three months after strengthening export control in Japan South Korea criticized as "extremely restrictive" October 1: 13:39
As it has been almost three months since the Japanese government tightened export control of raw materials such as semiconductors for South Korea, there were items for which the South Korean government announced a comment and no export license was issued. “It is extremely restrictive and hinders corporate management,” he criticized the Japanese side.
Korea's Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Resources announced on the 1st that it has been nearly three months since the Japanese government tightened export control of three items such as “high-purity hydrogen fluoride” that is a raw material for semiconductors. Did.
Despite the fact that the Japanese government has a standard review period for three export licenses of about three months, “an export license for“ high-purity hydrogen fluoride ”has never been issued. Export licenses are extremely restrictive. "
Then, the Japanese government again criticized the Japanese side for the measures taken by the Japanese government.
The Korean government has already filed a lawsuit against the World Trade Organization, claiming that Japan's measures are based on political motives and are a discriminatory measure aimed at Korea.
Bilateral talks are scheduled to be conducted based on the WTO rules, but the Japanese government is in a position that it is a necessary measure for proper export control and does not violate WTO rules. It is in conflict with the allegations, and it is certain that the proceedings will proceed to the “sub-committee” hearing, which is the court of the WTO.