September 30, 2023

China to stop all coal imports from North Korea: Commerce ministry

Coal exports to China were valued at 2.6 billion dollars in 2016

China will cease all coal imports from North Korea until the end 2017, the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China (PRC) stated on Saturday.

The announcement, which was justified as a means to implement UN Security Council Resolution 2321, will suspend the import of all North Korean coal from Sunday February 19 until December 31, 2017.