South Korea bans more than 740 goods for export to Russia and Belarus

South Korea is tightening control over the export of a number of goods to Russia and Belarus, the Yonhap news agency reports, citing the South Korean Ministry of Trade. The report notes that the department added another 741 goods related to semiconductors, chemicals, steel, cars, mechanical engineering, quantum computers, and so on, to the list of products prohibited from supply to the Russian Federation and Belarus. Thus, the total number of goods reached 798. According to the department, this step was taken due to the high probability that these goods will be used by importing countries for the production of weapons and for military purposes. The ministry added that it would conduct a case-by-case analysis of “exceptional cases” where exports are possible. The agency clarifies that the decision will come into force on Friday, April 28.