South Korea, which was included on Japan's "white list
" of 27 most trusted trading partners in 2004, became the first country that lost status, the government said.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced yesterday that the country has maintained its status in the updated International Maritime Organization (IMO) white list
The Philippines successfully sustained its status in the updated IMO White List
of nations compliant with the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) 1978, as amended.
Following Japan's decision to remove South Korea from a 'White List
' of approved trading partners, Korea responded by saying that it would begin restricting certain imports to Japan, including semiconductors that are crucial for many hi-tech Japanese products.
Tokyo approved on Friday a plan to remove South Korea from the 'white list
' of countries that enjoy minimum export control, Reuters reported, citing sources.
"The government at a cabinet meeting today approved a revision to the export control law", known as the 'white list
', Japan's Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko told reporters.
The decision to remove South Korea from its "white list
" of trusted trading partners would mean that Japanese exports to South Korea now require additional screening to make sure they are not used for making weapons and military applications, reported CNN.
Kono's other argument that Japan's plan to remove South Korea from a "white list
" of countries treated preferentially through simplified procedures for exports is not in violation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, has also brought controversy.
THE Philippines is determined to remain the top supplier of maritime manpower in the world in the coming years, a Cabinet official said, as the country strives to maintain its standing in the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) white list
In addition to proactive call blocking, Chairman Pai's declaratory ruling would make clear that carriers can allow consumers to opt in to more aggressive blocking tools like those based on their own contact lists or other "white list
The phone will be registered in the white list
of the Device Identification, Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) without payment of duties and taxes, while mobile phone sellers will have to pay duties and taxes as well as fines for registration of the phones as per the adjudication process.