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Expand The Scope of Export Control of Machine Tools to Russia and Belarus

Taichung Customs states that to prevent the Strategic High-Tech Commodities (SHTCs) from getting involved in Russian military weapons, the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has further expanded the scope of export control since March 8, 2024, and announced a ban on the export of 77 items of machine tools such as machine tools operated by the electric-discharge process to Russia and Belarus.

This new announcement expands the export control scope of machine tools, which is consistent with the control specifications of the other international alliances. It is based on the standard 6-digit code of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System(HS Code), 77 items of HS code related to machine tools, including electrical discharge machines, metal working centers, lathes, milling machines, grinders, etc. are included in the control list. In addition, according to Article 13 of the Foreign Trade Act, exporters must truly declare the end user. In order to confirm that SHTCs will not eventually be exported to Russia and Belarus, the MOEA requires the exporters to submit an affidavit to prevent the transshipment of SHTCs to Russia and Belarus through a third country.

Taichung Customs urges exporters to comply with export control regulations and fulfill their verification obligations to avoid violations, so as not to affect their goodwill and their rights. For more information, please refer to the website of International Trade Administration, Ministry of Economic Affairs (https://www.trade.gov.tw). If you still have questions, please contact the Export Section, Clearance Division II, Tel: 04-26565101 extension 110.

Issued:Customs Administration Release date:2024-06-18 Last updated:2024-06-18 Click times:145