UK UPDATES ITS NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS REGIME
The North Korea (United Nations Sanctions) (Amendment) (No. 3) Order 2017 (SI 2017/1278) further amends the North Korea (United Nations Sanctions) Order 2009 to give effect to certain aspects of further UN sanctions imposed against North Korea by the Security Council in Resolution 2375, adopted on 11th September. The Order –
- extends offences related to carriage of goods to North Korea to broaden the range of goods to which the offences apply: to include condensates and natural gas liquids, refined petroleum products, and crude oil, and textiles;
- creates an offence relating to the facilitation of or engagement in ship-to-ship transfers concerning North Korean ships and items being transported to or from North Korea; and
- creates offences relating to access to UK ports by ships owned, operated, crewed or flagged by North Korea, or vessels which refuse inspection for carriage of goods prohibited under the 2009 Order.