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The Japanese government announced on March 1st, 2022, that it was implementing an export ban on Russian entities in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announcement stated that the ban was to become effective immediately.
The announcement of the ban presented it as a two-pronged export ban. According to GTA research guidelines, the practical effect of the policy in question is a single blanket export ban on goods to Russia. The two prongs of the ban are listed below for transparency and clarity.
The first part of the export ban applied to 49 delineated organisations, including the Ministry of Defence, the FSB and several firms deemed to be of military importance, for example MiG (makers of military fighter jets), Sukhoi (makers of various military planes), etc. For the full list, please refer to the second attachment of the MOFA announcement.
The second part of the ban applied to, 'export of general-purpose goods that are considered to contribute to strengthening the military capabilities of the Russian Federation'. With no further details, this is considered a blanket export ban.