US sanctions alleged Chinese & Russian supporters of North Korea

The US has targeted alleged Chinese, Russian, and Singaporean supporters of the North Korean Regime, adding 6 people and 10 entities to its SDN List.  Specifically, the new designations are aimed at people and entities who are assisting already-designated persons who support North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, deal in the North Korean energy trade, facilitate North Korea’s exportation of workers, or enable sanctioned entities to access US and international financial systems.

Among those listed are 3 Chinese coal importers, Russian firm Gefest-M, and 2 Singapore based companies said to be providing oil to North Korea.  China has responded by saying that the US should “immediately correct its mistake” of imposing sanctions on Chinese people and entities. The US Treasury’s press release is here, and the details of the listings are here.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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