Italian firm granted another extension to UN sanctions exemptions
Agrotec SPA faced difficulties delivering agricultural machinery to DPRK farms since summer 2019
Correction July 20, 11:30 KST: The description of Agrotec SPA has been changed from “NGO” to “consulting firm.”
An Italian consulting firm received its second extension to a previously-approved U.N. sanctions exemption for its work in North Korea this week, underscoring aid groups’ ongoing struggle to bring items into the country.
Agrotec SPA first submitted their request for the current project in Oct. 2018, but waited eight months for approval due to strict U.S. sanctions enforcement policies.
The U.N. Security Council (UNSC) 1718 Sanctions Committee granted the organization six months to ship otherwise-prohibited “machinery
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