Chinese oil volumes to North Korea fell in May, UN data shows
Exports lower overall between January and May 2019 than last year
Chinese volumes of oil products shipped to North Korea remained low in May, according to figures reported to the UN, with quantities falling slightly when compared to April.
Overall, Beijing’s reported shipments of refined petroleum remain well short of pre-sanctions levels, and the limits outlined in Resolution 2397.
The UN document prohibits member states from sending a combined 500,000 barrels of refined goods to North Korea each year, though the only two countries reporting shipments to the UN’s 1718 Committee, Russia and China, currently fall well short of the total.
China shipped 1,536 tonnes of
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