Japan – Measures Related to the Exportation of
Products and Technology to Korea
Request for the Establishment of a Panel by the Republic of Korea
The following communication, dated 18 June 2020, from the delegation of Korea to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body, is circulated pursuant to Article 6.2 of the DSU.
1. On 11 September 2019, the Government of the Republic of Korea ("Korea") requested consultations with the Government of Japan ("Japan") pursuant to Articles 1 and 4 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes ("DSU"), Article XXII:1 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 ("GATT 1994"), Article 24 of the Agreement on Trade Facilitation ("TFA"), Article 8 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures ("TRIMs Agreement"), Article XXIII of the General Agreement on Trade in Services ("GATS"), and Article 64.1 of the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights ("TRIPS Agreement") regarding Japan's amended export licensing policies and procedures imposing certain licensing requirements on exports of fluorinated polyimide, resist polymers, and hydrogen fluoride, as well as their related technologies ("subject products and technologies"), when destined for Korea.