Sanctions Profile: North Korea

At a glance

UN sanctions were first imposed on North Korea in October 2006, pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1718, in response to its nuclear weapon and ballistic missile tests. Between 2006 and 2016, the sanctions consisted of an arms embargo, a prohibition on exports to and imports from North Korea of nuclear- and ballistic missile-related items, and targeted asset freezes and travel bans on people and entities identified as being involved in or providing support for North Korea’s nuclear or ballistic missile programmes.

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US court rules DOJ can access non-US bank records in sanctions investigation

The US District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled on appeal that the DOJ had the authority to demand 3 Chinese banks disclose transaction records from non-US accounts in an investigation into violations of N Korea sanctions. The court held that the DOJ should have access to these records regardless of the location […]

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UN authorises N Korea sanctions exemptions for food aid

The UNSC Committee overseeing Resolution 1718 (imposing sanctions on North Korea) has authorised an Italian company, Agrotec SPA, which was contracted by the European Commission, to export agricultural machinery and equipment to advance N Korea’s food security. Following a severe drought in N Korea, a German NGO Deutsche Welthungerhilfe has also been approved to deliver […]

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OFAC designates North Korean WMD official based in Vietnam

OFAC has listed a North Korean individual based in Vietnam, Kim Su Il, for his ties to the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) as a trading company official at the WPK’s subordinate Munitions Industry Department, designated by the United Nations and the US for its involvement in North Korea’s missile programme. In Ho Chi Minh […]

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4 Chinese individuals and 1 company indicted for conspiracy to evade DPRK sanctions

 A grand jury sitting in Newark, New Jersey has returned an indictment charging 4 Chinese persons and 1 company with violating and conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), conspiracy to violate Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations (WMDPSR), and conspiracy to commit money laundering offences. Allegedly, the defendants established over […]

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EU updates North Korea sanctions list

The EU has removed one individual, RI Pyong Chol, from its sanctions list against North Korea. RI Pyong Chol had been designated for holding a pivotal position within North Korea’s ballistic missile programme as First Vice Director of the Munitions Industry Department. The EU has also updated the alias given for the listed entity Maritime […]

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Current Sanctions

EU UK

Consolidated

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509

Parent Regulation

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509

Amended by:

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1548

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1568

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1836

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1858

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1859

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1897

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2062

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/12

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/53

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/87

Council Regulation (EU) 2018/285

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/324

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/548

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/602

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/714

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/814

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1009

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1074

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1231

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1284

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1606

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/1654

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/93

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1083

Consolidated

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/849

Parent Decision

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/849

Amended by:

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/1341

Council Decision (CFSP) 2016/2217

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/82

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/345

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/666

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/667

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/975

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/994

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1339

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1459

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1504

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1512

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1562

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1573

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1838

Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/1860

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2017/1909

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/16

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/58

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/89

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/293

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/331

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/551

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/611

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/715

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/819

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1016

Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/1087

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1238

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1289

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1613

Council Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2018/1657

Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/96

Democratic Republic of Korea (Sanctions) (Exit) Regulations 2019