Trade Control

Trade Control

About Our Trade Control System

In April 2008, IBIDEN established an administrative division related to Trading & Logistics, adopting the following four internal rules on trade control to comply with trade-related laws. Having acquired the AEO certification in December of the same year, we now bear a weight of responsibility and we are taking steps to strengthen trade control.

IBIDEN's Trade Control Rules:

  1. Basic Rules on Trade Control(Rules on system and organization for trade control)
  2. Rules on Managing Customs-related Laws(Rules for appropriate export/import-filing procedures)
  3. Rules on Security Trade Control (Rules for the appropriate export of products related to arms and weapons of mass destruction)
  4. Rules on Managing Appended Table 2 of the Export Trade Control Order(Rules for the appropriate export of materials such as drug ingredients and toxic substances)

* Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)
A system in which Customs offers preferential treatment to companies certified as excelling in legal compliance.

Exporting IBIDEN Products

Please contact your IBIDEN sales representative when exporting IBIDEN product overseas. We will issue a parameter sheet reflecting "items 1-15 (List Control) of Appended Table 1 in the Export Trade Control Order of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act."

Even if the IBIDEN parameter sheet assesses product as "Not subject" or "Inapplicable," we ask exporters to take appropriate export management procedures by confirming the use, demand and inform conditions, since IBIDEN products are subject to "item 16 (Catch-all Control) of Appended Table 1 in the Export Trade Control Order of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act."

For details on legal restrictions, please refer to the website of the Security Export Control Policy Division of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Website of the Security Export Control Policy Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
(Link to Japanese Page)

About IBIDEN Products Subject to the Export Trade Control Order

Certain IBIDEN products are subject to "items 1-15 (List Control) of Appended Table 1 in the Export Trade Control Order of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act." Please note that export approval from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is required when exporting these goods.

The following items are identified in Appended Table 1 of the Export Trade Control Order as products that may be subject to the Export Trade Control Order.

IBIDEN productApplicable item number in Appended Table 1 of the Export Trade Control Order
Graphite Specialty Item 2(4)
Item 4(15)
Artificial Graphite
Item 7(16) Graphite component for epitaxial growth device
Item 7(16) Graphite component for MOCVD device
Item 7(16) Graphite component for ion implanter
Item 9(6) Graphite component for fiber-optic device
Silicon carbide Item 7(22) SiC substrate

Should these products be judged as subject to the Export Trade Control Orders, exporters are obliged to comply with the law and obtain approval from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry prior to exporting, and to employ strict export controls.

Regarding synthetic graphite, even if a product does not meet (is not subject to) the specifications set out in the ministerial ordinances concerning export goods, it is still an item listed on the Commodity Watch List (*1). We therefore ask exporters to conduct careful trade inspections.

Please contact your IBIDEN sales representative for inquiries on the parameter sheets for the above products.

*1 Refer to "Examples of Exports Goods with High Potential for Use in the Development of Weapons of Mass Destruction"pdf (PDF/181KB)
(Link to Japanese file)