NORTH KOREA ACCUSED OF BREAKING TRADE SANCTIONS AND DEALING TONNES OF SAND TO CHINA

 

On 10 June, 7 News in Australia reported on a “massive” operation, allegedly worth millions of dollars, involving 279 ships and which appeared to be skirting international sanctions on North Korea.  They were being used to dredge and transport sand.  That may seem innocuous, but North Korea is barred from exporting earth and stone under UN sanctions passed in December 2017.  North Korea raked in at least $22 million last year using “a substantial sand-export operation”, UN investigators said in a report released in April.  Modern civilisation is built on different types of sand, and it’s a key ingredient in concrete, glass and even the processors that power electronic devices.

https://7news.com.au/news/world/north-korea-accused-of-breaking-trade-sanctions-and-dealing-tonnes-of-sand-to-china-c-1091506

 

 

 

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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