U.S. NGO wins sanctions exemption for North Korea agricultural projects
American Friends Service Committee says work will help to address the "critical issue of food availability" in the DPRK
An American NGO has been granted an exemption from international sanctions to send agricultural supplies and materials to farms in North Korea, a letter shared on the website of the UN’s 1718 committee showed Thursday.
In a letter dated Monday, the UN committee approved a sanctions exemption for the Quaker-run American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) to transfer items including sprayers, tractors, water pumps, fertilizers, and pesticides for North Korean farmers.
A list provided by AFSC reveals the organization was also given permission to import materials used for farm greenhouse construction, such as galvanized pipes, plastic
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