May 28, 2023

US establishes new humanitarian carveouts for North Korea sanctions regime

Aid worker says exemptions don’t go far enough in streamlining approval process for delivering assistance

The U.S. has announced new carveouts across a range of unilateral and U.N.-related sanctions programs to facilitate global humanitarian assistance to North Korea and other states. But experts say more changes are needed for in-country activities.

The Department of the Treasury listed amendments to four categories of existing U.S. exemptions on their website Tuesday following a U.N. Security Council resolution earlier this month calling for other member states to modify the way they implement sanctions.