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Financial Sanctions: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 has been amended following the publication in the Official Journal of the European Union of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/1009 (“the Amending Regulation”).

The Amending Regulation amended Annex XIII to Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 with effect from 18 July 2018. This reflects the decision made on 9 July 2018 by the United Nations Security Council Committee to amend the identifying information of two existing entries.

Amendment 

Deleted information is in square brackets. Additional information is in italics. 

Individual 

HONG-SOP, RI 

DOB: --/--/1940. 

Other Information: Annex XIII. UN listing. [UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017]. UN Reference KPi.004. Former director of the Yongbyon Nuclear Research Centre, and Head of Nuclear Weapons Institute. 

Listed on: 17/07/2009 Last Updated: [15/09/2017] 18/07/2018 Group ID: 10917. 

Entity 

MUNITIONS INDUSTRY DEPARTMENT 

a.k.a: Military Supplies Industry Department 

Address: Pyongyang, DPRK. 

Other Information: Annex XIII. UN listing. UN Ref KPe.028. The MID oversees the DPRK's weapons production and R&D programs, including the DPRK's ballistic missile program. The Second Economic Committee and the Second Academy of Natural Sciences are subordinate to the MID. The MID overseas the DPRK’s nuclear programme. The Nuclear Weapons Institute is subordinate to the MID. 

Listed on: 21/12/2011 Last Updated: [15/09/2017] 18/07/2018 Group ID: 12447

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated individual and entity.  If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must also report their findings to the FIU. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated individual and entity they are not required to report these details again.

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea  and links to the Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to these and other financial sanctions may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.

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