February 21, 2024

Sanctions

Information related to sanctions developments

Why reopening the Kaesong Industrial Complex won’t violate sanctions

Why reopening the Kaesong Industrial Complex won’t violate sanctions

Former policy advisor to MoU argues complex can be reopened, says gov't claims are "fake news"

Why reopening the Kaesong Industrial Complex won’t violate sanctions
Kim Yeon-chul
Kim Yeon-chul February 13, 2017
Pictures show popular S. Korean clothing brand being made in N. Korea
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Pictures show popular S. Korean clothing brand being made in N. Korea

Brand visible in photos cannot be named for legal reasons

Pictures show popular S. Korean clothing brand being made in N. Korea
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll February 5, 2017
Two previously sanctioned N.Korea-linked ships return to service
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Two previously sanctioned N.Korea-linked ships return to service

One of the vessels formerly had close ties to a North Korean weapons smuggler

Two previously sanctioned N.Korea-linked ships return to service
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne February 3, 2017
Despite economic slowdown, China-N. Korea trade rebounded in 2016
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Despite economic slowdown, China-N. Korea trade rebounded in 2016

The DPRK increased exports of coal and ores in 2016, in potentially multiple breaches of UN sanctions

Despite economic slowdown, China-N. Korea trade rebounded in 2016
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne February 3, 2017
The View from Jingshan: As THAAD seems inevitable, China pivots back to N. Korea
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The View from Jingshan: As THAAD seems inevitable, China pivots back to N. Korea

Attitudes are hardening towards Seoul, leading to a rapprochement with Pyongyang

The View from Jingshan: As THAAD seems inevitable, China pivots back to N. Korea
John Petrushka
John Petrushka February 2, 2017
In full: China’s new export restrictions to North Korea
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In full: China’s new export restrictions to North Korea

New rules include prohibitions on dual-use items for conventional weapons

In full: China’s new export restrictions to North Korea
Admin NK News January 26, 2017
Running out of options, North Korea-linked ships change to Fijian flags
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Running out of options, North Korea-linked ships change to Fijian flags

Fiji authorities deny issuing the flags, calling the registrations "fraudulent and illegal"

Running out of options, North Korea-linked ships change to Fijian flags
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne January 18, 2017
Not going anywhere: North Koreans still working in Namibia

Not going anywhere: North Koreans still working in Namibia

Mansudae Overseas Projects officials now claiming to be a Chinese construction company

Not going anywhere: North Koreans still working in Namibia
John Grobler
John Grobler January 17, 2017
What will be the impact of OFAC’s latest designations?
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What will be the impact of OFAC’s latest designations?

While short-term impact of designations small, the move sets the groundwork for further action

What will be the impact of OFAC’s latest designations?
Tristan Webb
Tristan Webb January 16, 2017
North Korean ships return to Chinese coal terminals
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North Korean ships return to Chinese coal terminals

Timed ban from Beijing expired on January 1

North Korean ships return to Chinese coal terminals
Leo Byrne
Leo Byrne January 6, 2017