July 14, 2020

U.S. blacklists two companies for North Korean overseas labor sanctions breaches
New Treasury designations come as China, Russia, South Korea call for various levels of sanctions relief for DPRK

Correction at 1330 KST: This article has been corrected to reflect the fact that Namgang Construction, not Namgang Trading, was sanctioned in 2016.

The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two companies -- one Chinese, one North Korean -- for violating a global ban on DPRK citizens working overseas, the department announced on Tuesday.