The Small Arms Survey has produced a report which says that for more than a decade DPRK, in defiance of UN sanctions, has systematically smuggled arms using its diplomatic resources and the services of unwitting global banks and logistics companies. This report consolidates salient data from 11 UN Security Council reports published by the UN Panel of Experts monitoring the sanctions on North Korea since 2010.  The result is a unique overview of the evolving methods and techniques that the DPRK uses to evade sanctions by employing its diplomatic resources and exploiting key loopholes relating to transport, logistics and proliferation finance. It how new information-sharing mechanisms would strengthen the ability of UN member states, private industry, and the UN Panel of Experts to detect ongoing DPRK violations and disrupt existing sanctions evasion networks.

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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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