North Korean trade in sanctioned goods continues with China
Despite UN resolution, coal, gold and kerosene transactions still occurring
The newest UN resolution against North Korea continued to have little effect on trade in May, with potentially sanction breaking imports and exports flowing across the DPRK’s borders, Chinese trade figures from the Korea International Trade Association show.
Previous NK News analysis on data from the first quarter of the year indicates that despite the stricter controls on iron, coal and gold exports contained in Resolution 2270, shipments of these commodities from the North to China have remained stable.
Further investigation shows that Chinese exports of kerosene to the DPRK have also continued since the
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