The EU has removed 1 person and 1 entity from its DPRK sanctions list. Pyon Yong Rip had been listed for being President of the Academy of Science, involved in WMD-related biological research, and Korea International Chemical Joint Venture Company, was said to be a defence conglomerate specialising in acquisition for the DPRK and providing support for the country’s military-related sales. Pyon Yong Rip has been replaced as president of the Academy of Science.
The EU also amended other entries on its sanctions list, including the entries relating to KNIC whose challenge to its designation is currently pending in the General Court. See Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/993 amending Council Regulation (EC) 329/2007 and Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/994 amending Council Decision 2016/849.