North Korea: EU aligns sanctions with latest UN Security Council resolution


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The Council increased the restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) by finalising the transposition into EU law of the measures imposed by the latest UN Security Council resolution 2397 (2017). 

The measures transposed today include:

  • the strengthening of the export ban to the DPRK of all refined petroleum products by reducing the amount of barrels that may be exported from 2 million barrels to 500,000 barrels per year;
  • a ban on imports from the DPRK of food and agricultural productsmachinery, electrical equipment, earth and stone, and wood;
  • a ban on exports to the DPRK of all industrial machinerytransportation vehicles, and expansion to all iron, steel and other metals;
  • further maritime restrictive measures against vessels where there are reasonable grounds to believe that the vessel has been involved in the breach of UN sanctions;
  • the requirement to repatriate all DPRK workers abroad within 24 months, subject to applicable national and international law.

Read the full press release here.

Visit the meeting page on the website of the Council of the European Union.

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