$4.8 million in alcohol exports to China likely re-exported to North Korea: data
Wine, vodka, and whisky being held in Chinese entrepôt zones potentially being exported on to the DPRK
Over 800,000 liters of alcohol worth $4.8 million, some of it from the European Union, was likely imported by North Korea last year via re-export customs warehouses and entrepôt zones in China, analysis of trade data shows.
The data from China’s General Administration of Customs (GAC) — previously revealed by NK Pro last week — could expose a potential major loophole in a global sanctions regime intended to target elite consumption of luxury goods.
NK Pro analysis of the data reveals some previously-known supply chains — some already noted by authorities such as the UN — and a few
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