September 28, 2020

New Zealand company pleads guilty to North Korean sanctions breach

Sentencing of Pacific Aerospace due in January 2018

A New Zealand aircraft manufacturer has pleaded guilty in a local court to exporting aircraft parts to North Korea in breach of UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions, Fairfax Media New Zealand reported on Wednesday.

The company, Pacific Aerospace, was charged by New Zealand Customs in August with unlawfully exporting aircraft parts to the DPRK in violation of UNSC Resolution 1718 provisions pertaining to luxury goods.