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 Australia implements United Nations Security Council sanctions against North Korea

AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, MOSCOW (20 December 2006)

The Australian Government has now finalised its luxury goods export restrictions to give full effect to United Nations Security Council sanctions against the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea) under UN Security Council Resolution 1718.  Please find the list of luxury goods below:

1. Wine
2. Spirits (all kinds)
3. Tobacco Products
4. Caviar
5. Crustaceans (all), eg rock lobsters
6. Abalone
7. Molluscs and aquatic invertebrates, eg oyster in any form
8. Automobiles and other vehicles to transport people
9. Yachts and pleasure craft
10. Perfumes and toilet waters
11. Cosmetics (all)
12. Furs
13. Silver
14. Gold
15. Jewellery
16. Precious and Semi Precious Stones (including diamonds and pearls)
17. Drinking glasses (lead crystal)
18. Works of Art (all)
19. Fountain Pens
20. Watches & Clocks
21. Carpets
22. Precious Metals
23. Leather travel goods, apparel and clothing accessories
24. Consumer Electronics (televisions, videos, DVD players, PDAs, laptops, MP3 players - and any other relevant exports)
25. Photographic equipment
26. Electronic entertainment / software
27. Sports Equipment

These restrictions take effect on 22 December 2006 and prohibit the supply to the DPRK or its representatives of any item contained on the luxury goods list.  The restrictions are implemented under regulations 7, 12 and 19 of the Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) Regulations 2006 and regulation 13 CO of the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations.  Details of these regulations can be found at http://www.dfat.gov.au/un/unsc_sanctions/north-korea.html .

Under the regulations, it is an offence to engage in any conduct which assists, or results in, the supply, sale or transfer of luxury goods to

a)      the DPRK; or

b)      any recipient in the DPRK; or

c)      any entity or owned or controlled by the DPRK; or

d)      any person acting on behalf of the DPRK or an entity owned or controlled by the DPRK.

The prohibition does not apply to the supply, sale or transfer of luxury goods to the DPRK Embassy in Canberra for use in Australia or to DPRK diplomats in Australia for their use in Australia only.

The regulations apply to all persons and entities within Australia and extraterritorially to all Australian citizens and Australian entities outside of Australia.

Please also be aware that separate from the UNSCR 1718 sanctions, Australia has also implemented bilateral sanctions against the DPRK.  On 10 October, Mr Downer announced a ban on the issuance of visas to DPRK nationals, with limited exceptions (such as diplomatic and humanitarian). While visa restrictions do not apply to Australians travelling to the DPRK, when visiting the DPRK, all Australians should be aware of the luxury goods restrictions and may only carry items on the luxury goods list for personal use only during their visit.  When travelling to the DPRK, please consult the DFAT travel advisory for information on restrictions that may impact on your travel: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/North_Korea.

Mr Downer has also banned the entry of all DPRK-flagged vessels into Australian ports, where this remains consistent with international law.  While the import of luxury goods from the DPRK to Australia is not restricted, the port ban could have implications for any Australian seeking to import such goods on a DPRK-flagged vessel.

Anyone considering commercial or other dealings with the DPRK or DPRK nationals or enterprises should familiarise themselves with the operation of the sanctions regime.  They should also seek independent legal advice before making any decisions regarding the DPRK.

 

AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, MOSCOW (6 December 2006)

On 14 October 2006, the United Nations Security Council adopted Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1718, which required all countries to impose a targeted trade embargo and financial and travel sanctions against the DPRK.  These sanctions were imposed by the Security Council as a response to the DPRKs actions in conducting a nuclear test on 9 October 2006.

Australia has taken action to fully implement the sanctions against the DPRK in Australian law.  The new Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) Regulations 2006 (UN Charter Regulations), in conjunction with the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956, and the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, implement Australias obligations under the Resolution.  The UN Charter Regulations took effect on 10 November 2006 and the amended Customs Regulations took effect on 3 November 2006.

Under the new regulations, it is an offence to engage in any conduct assisting the supply, sale or transfer of certain military goods, and military and dual-use items related to nuclear, WMD and ballistic missile programmes, to the DPRK.  It is also an offence to provide the DPRK with technical training, advice, services or assistance related to specified items or to receive such training from the DPRK or its nationals.  Further, it is an offence to procure specific military and dual-use items from the DPRK.  These offences apply to all persons in Australia and to Australian nationals overseas.

All exports of military and dual use goods listed on the Defence and Strategic Goods List (DSGL) require the approval of the Minister for Defence.  More detailed information on Australia's defence exports control regime, and a copy of the DSGL, is available on the Defence website at http://www.defence.gov.au/strategy/dtcc .

Consistent with the obligations imposed by SCR 1718, the Australian Government is developing a list of luxury goods.  Once developed, it will be an offence under the UN Charter Regulations to supply, sell or transfer these listed luxury goods to the DPRK, whether directly or indirectly.  This offence applies to all persons in Australia and to Australian nationals overseas. 

The UN Charter Regulations make it an offence to deal in the assets and economic resources owned or controlled by persons or entities designated by the Security Council as providing support for the DPRKs nuclear, WMD and ballistic missile programmes.  Upon designation by the Security Council, it will be an offence to supply funds to such persons or entities.  Designated persons will also be prohibited from travelling to Australia.

In addition to the United Nations Security Council sanctions against the DPRK, Australia separately imposed bilateral financial sanctions on 19 September 2006, making it an offence to conduct financial dealings with 12 companies and 1 person associated with the DPRKs WMD and missile programs.  These measures are administered by the Reserve Bank of Australia. (See http://www.rba.gov.au/MediaReleases/2006/mr_06_07.html for details).

Other countries may also impose bilateral sanctions on the DPRK, in addition to the United Nations Security Council sanctions, and that the United States and Japan already have bilateral measures in place.  Such sanctions may have legal implications for investment and trade with the DPRK and for some non-commercial dealings with the DPRK, including where sanctions purport to have extraterritorial application. 

Here can be found a copy of SCR 1718, and below is the copy of a media release by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on Australias actions to implement its obligations under SCR 1718.  Relevant information on the United Nations Security Council sanctions and bilateral sanctions against the DPRK can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website at http://www.dfat.gov.au/un/unsc_sanctions/north-korea.html .

Anyone considering commercial or other dealings with the DPRK or DPRK nationals or enterprises should familiarise themselves with the operation of the sanctions regime.  DFAT is not able to provide legal advice to individuals or companies on the application of the sanctions regime in specific situations and they should seek independent legal advice before making any decisions regarding the DPRK. If they wish to discuss the issue or seek further information, they should contact the Director of the Korea Section of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on +61 2 6261 2226.

Media Release (14 November 2006)

The Hon. Alexander Downer, MP
MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS, AUSTRALIA

Australia has taken action to fully implement in Australian law the United Nations Security Council sanctions against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea). These sanctions were imposed by the Security Council as a response to North Korea's irresponsible and highly dangerous actions in conducting a nuclear test on 9 October.

The new Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulations 2006 implement Australia's obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718, adopted on 14 October 2006, which imposes a targeted trade embargo, financial sanctions and travel sanctions against North Korea. The Regulations took effect on 10 November 2006.

Under the new Regulations, it is an offence to engage in any conduct assisting the supply, sale or transfer of certain military goods, and military and dual-use items related to nuclear, WMD and ballistic missile programmes to North Korea. It is also an offence to provide North Korea with technical training, advice, services or assistance related to specified items or to receive such training from North Korea or its nationals. Further, it is an offence to procure specific military and dual-use items from North Korea. These offences apply to all persons in Australia and to Australian nationals overseas.

The Australian Government is developing a list of luxury goods. Once developed, it will be an offence under the Regulations to supply, sell or transfer these listed luxury goods to North Korea.

The new Regulations freeze the assets and economic resources owned or controlled by persons or entities designated by the Security Council as providing support for North Korea's nuclear, WMD and ballistic missile programmes. Upon designation by the Security Council, it will be an offence to supply funds to such persons or entities. Designated persons are also prohibited under existing Australian law from travelling to, or in, Australia.

I recommend that anyone considering commercial or other dealings with North Korea familiarise themselves with the operation of the sanctions regime, and seek independent legal advice before making any commercial decisions. Relevant information can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website at www.dfat.gov.au . The Charter of the United Nations (Sanctions - Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Regulations 2006 should be read in conjunction with the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956, the Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958 and existing financial sanctions imposed by Australia against North Korea and administered by the Reserve Bank of Australia (see www.rba.gov.au for details).

We will continue to strictly implement the measures mandated by the Security Council until North Korea fully complies with the provisions of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718.

Media Inquiries: Mr Downer's office 02 6277 7500 - Departmental Media Liaison 02 6261 1555


International Trade Projects with the DPRK

On this page we list all investment and trade projects which are currently open for participation. If you are looking for a business partner in the DPRK or interested in investing in its developing economy, please contact us by E-mail LJinfo@narod.ru to discuss a suitable option. 

* Please note that investment evaluation trips to the DPRK can be arranged for groups and individuals interested in establishing partnership relations with North Korean companies.  

 

Building design and construction works  

A North Korean company is providing building design and accepts orders for construction works in the Russian Far East. This company gurantees high quality of building design and construction works including city planing, dwellings, hotels, theatre, sports facilities etc. If you need, they will provide a promotional CD and pamphlets about the projects which they are advertising. For more information, please contact contact us by E-mail LJinfo@narod.ru                                                                                                                               Published on 01/09/2005

Tetrodotoxin Powder for Medical Use

It is known that Tetrodotoxin is a non-protein deadly poison that is found in various animal species including the puffer fish (Fugu), goby fish, newt, frogs, and the blue-ringed octopus. Tetrodotoxin is one of the most potent molecules known. Once introduced, it selectively blocks the voltage-sensitive sodium channels of excitable tissues. As a result, tetrodotoxin inhibits or reduces the chances of an action potential to be produced. Tetrodotoxin is complex in structure and contains a imidazole ring. A North Korean company is offering Tetrodotoxin Powder for medical and other use at the price of $XX,000 USD / 1 gram. For more information, please contact contact us by E-mail LJinfo@narod.ru   

                                                                                                                                                                     Published on 01/09/2005

Sales of Caustic Magnesia and Fe2O3 in powder and Nonferrous Metals

1. A North Korean producer is looking for a business partner for international trade in mining products...       

2. A North Korean company has recently set up the Fe2O3 processing system which is important material as a ferriot in the electronics field. They claim that it is of very high quality and try to find regular buyers in foreign countries...                             Published on 01/09/2005

POTASSIUM (K)

A North Korean company is offering high-quality Potassium... The purity of product is over 99%...                     Published on 01/08/2005

 THE 8-TH PYONGYANG INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR (PITF 2005)

 

Date : 16th 19th May 2005
Venue : New Technology and Innovation Hall, Pyongyang, D.P.R. of Korea.

Deadline for application: 15 March 2005.                                                                                                          Published on 01/02/2005

Essential Oils from Plants

A North Korean manufacturer, who produces essential oils from plants is looking for a business partner/buyer in Europe, Canada and Australia for mutually beneficial trading activity (So far they they sell their products to China, Taiwan, Germany and Austria)...    Published on 15/01/2005

DIATOMITE, SERICITE, TALE, MAGNESITE, and NONFERROUS METALS

Foreign investors are invited to explore the opportunities which North Korean mining industry offers...       Published on 01/09/2005

ECONOMIC METHOD FOR GOLD PROSPECTING BY HIGH SENSITIVE MAGNETOMETER

A North Korean research institute is looking for a buyer for the Highly Sensitive Magnetometer which was awarded silver medal at 18th Geneva International Invention and New Technical Exhibition...                                                                               Published on 13/11/2004  

DPRK Restaurant, Art Gallery and Tourism Promotion Office

A co-investor is needed for the North Korean Restaurant, Art Gallery and Tourism Promotion Office. Essentially the facility will be a celebration of DPRK food and culture, whilst at the same time promoting tourism and art. Profit will be derived from three main sources: sales of food and beverages, sales of authentic DPRK art and commissions on sales of travel packages to the DPRK...           Published on 01/11/2004

PROJECT for SETTING UP a KIMCHI JOINT-VENTURE FACTORY 

A North Korean Food Processing Company invites investors the for the establishment of Kimchi Joint-Venture Factory which will prepare and pack genuine Pyongyang Kimchi, the fermented food of long history and popular health food.                         Published on 01/11/2004  

 

 

* Please note that investment evaluation trips to the DPRK can be arranged for groups and individuals interested in establishing partnership relations with North Korean companies.  

 


If you need more information about business opportunities offered by North Korean companies, 

please contact us using the following address: LJinfo@narod.ru

    

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