Sysmex has established the Security Trade Control Committee, which is under the direct control of the president, to prevent illegal exports. We have also assigned people at overseas regional headquarters to take charge of managing security export control, and have configured a global operational structure.
Recent years have seen an increase in the number of opportunities for Sysmex to export products between its overseas locations, presenting the need to reform and systematize our processes and respond to increasingly complex logistics in order to ensure thorough trade management and promote efficiency.
In fiscal 2017, we held the Second Global Security Trade Control Council, a gathering of people responsible for and in charge of security export control in individual countries. Going forward, we will conduct coordinated global activities, promoting groupwide initiatives.