Japan to ban export of 3D printers to Russia

Japan will ban the export of 3D printers and high-tech equipment to Russia from May 20 From May 20, semiconductor and electrically conductive polymers, as well as 13 goods and technologies, will be banned from exporting from Japan to Russia, the country's authorities said. Earlier in Tokyo, they said that Moscow is to blame for the deterioration of relations “Japan will ban the export of 3D printers to Russia” />

Japan will ban the export to Russia of electronic and atomic force microscopes, quantum computers, 3D printers and powdered metals and their alloys and other high-tech equipment. The full list is published on the website of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

“Measures will be implemented from May 20,”— warned in Japan.


The list also mentions catalysts for oil refining, devices related to quantum technology, equipment for the production of organic light emitting diodes and for the manufacture of microelectromechanical systems, semiconductor and electrically conductive polymers .

Cooling equipment capable of operating at extremely low temperatures, as well as their components, program control devices for machine tools and their parts, and other equipment will also be banned from export to Russia.

The Japanese government believes that the responsibility for the state of relations between Moscow and Tokyo lies entirely with the Russian side and retaliatory sanctions are “absolutely unacceptable.” “It was Russia that resorted to military means and caused this whole situation,” — explained Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in early May.

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Tokyo previously introduced several packages of restrictive measures against Moscow, which included sanctions against individuals, businesses and government institutions. Restrictions included, among others, President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, the Central Bank, politicians, businessmen, Sberbank, Alfa-Bank, Almaz-Antey, investments in Russia were prohibited and export restrictions were introduced.

Restrictive measures against Import of microelectronics into Russia was also introduced by the USA. At the end of February, the US Department of Commerce tightened the rules for obtaining permission to export to Russia marine, navigation, telecommunications equipment and aircraft components.

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