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Sanctions

Information related to sanctions developments

Ahead of UNSC ban, North Korea earns USD$36 million from textile exports
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Ahead of UNSC ban, North Korea earns USD$36 million from textile exports

November saw shipments fall to lower levels than previous months, however

Ahead of UNSC ban, North Korea earns USD$36 million from textile exports
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne January 10, 2018
First North Korean oil tanker in months broadcasts location at Chinese port
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First North Korean oil tanker in months broadcasts location at Chinese port

Sanctioned oil tanker broadcasts its position for a few hours, before disappearing from tracking systems

First North Korean oil tanker in months broadcasts location at Chinese port
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne January 8, 2018
Sanctioned oil tanker, company linked to North Korea’s Central Bank
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Sanctioned oil tanker, company linked to North Korea’s Central Bank

Trade data reveals connection between Kumbyol Trading Company and DPRK's top bank

Sanctioned oil tanker, company linked to North Korea’s Central Bank
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne January 4, 2018
Seized oil tanker linked to N. Korean networks, investigation reveals

Seized oil tanker linked to N. Korean networks, investigation reveals

Despite Panamanian flag, KOTI owned by Chinese nationals tied to DPRK proliferation

Seized oil tanker linked to N. Korean networks, investigation reveals
James Byrne
James Byrne | Leo Byrne January 3, 2018
North Korean exports of iron alloys continued in November: data
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North Korean exports of iron alloys continued in November: data

China spent USD$2.3 million on the shipments, though other mineral imports remained at zero

North Korean exports of iron alloys continued in November: data
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne January 2, 2018
Chinese exports of diesel and gasoline to N. Korea at zero again in November
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Chinese exports of diesel and gasoline to N. Korea at zero again in November

But increasingly frequent reports of oil transfers at sea cast doubt on the figures

Chinese exports of diesel and gasoline to N. Korea at zero again in November
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 27, 2017
Resolution 2397 bans N. Korea from buying all machinery, electronics, vehicles, and metals
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Resolution 2397 bans N. Korea from buying all machinery, electronics, vehicles, and metals

In addition, DPRK's earnings from exports should dwindle to just a few million per month under new sanctions

Resolution 2397 bans N. Korea from buying all machinery, electronics, vehicles, and metals
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 26, 2017
UNSC Resolution 2397: What it means for North Korea
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UNSC Resolution 2397: What it means for North Korea

New measures are both "immediately harsh" and position UNSC for strict follow-on sanctions

UNSC Resolution 2397: What it means for North Korea
Scott LaFoy
Scott LaFoy December 24, 2017
North Korean cereal imports continued to fall in October
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North Korean cereal imports continued to fall in October

But imports of other food groups were much higher than in previous years

North Korean cereal imports continued to fall in October
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne December 21, 2017
London calling: UK shell companies in North Korea’s networks
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London calling: UK shell companies in North Korea’s networks

Investigation shows how London companies own ships visiting Chinese and DPRK coal ports

London calling: UK shell companies in North Korea’s networks
James Byrne
James Byrne | Leo Byrne December 21, 2017