THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 59, April 2017

Report shows North Korea’s network of front companies and shipments to Africa

A recent report from the United Nations has revealed the extent to which North Korea is ‘flouting sanctions through trade in prohibited goods, with evasion techniques that are increasing in scale,..

A recent report from the United Nations has revealed the extent to which North Korea is ‘flouting sanctions through trade in prohibited goods, with evasion techniques that are increasing in scale, scope, and sophistication.’  Kristin Kruse Lotz examines the report’s findings.   According to a United Nations report issued on 27 February 2017, North Korea is currently ‘flouting sanctions through trade in prohibited goods, with evasion techniques that are increasing in scale, scope, and sophistication.’ The evasion techniques include an elaborate network of overseas companies run by North Korean intelligence agents and weapon shipments to friendly countries in Africa, where...

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