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Moon praises response to Japan’s export controls

Source: NHK World-Japan TV | June 29th, 2020
Location: South Korea
Industry type: Electronics Industry

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says his country has successfully responded to tightened export controls imposed by Japan on key high-tech materials nearly one year ago.

Japan announced the measures on three materials essential to produce semiconductors on July 1 last year. They were high-purity hydrogen fluoride, fluorinated polyimide and resists.

Moon said on Monday that Seoul has not suffered as a result of Japan’s actions and has faced the challenge head-on.

He stressed that promotion of domestic production of the materials and parts has helped establish stable supply chains.

South Korea recently asked the World Trade Organization to set up a dispute settlement panel, arguing that Japan’s export curbs are a breach of international trade rules.

The WTO will consider whether to accept South Korea’s request at its meeting in Geneva on Monday.

*Original article online at https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20200629_27/