China bans imports of coal, iron and seafood from North Korea


The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China stated that Beijing is banning the import of a number of goods from North Korea, thus fulfilling the requirements of the latest resolution of the United Nations Security Council.

According to the data of the Chinese department, the prohibition comes into force on Tuesday, August 15th.

Thus, the import of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore, and seafood from the DPRK is prohibited on the territory of the People’s Republic of China.

China is currently one of the main foreign trade partners of North Korea.

On August 5th, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution, according to which the sanctions against North Korea are toughened. In addition to restrictions on the import of products from the DPRK, the accounts of the North Korean Foreign Trade Bank are frozen.

Also, Pyongyang’s marine vessels that violate the UN resolution will be prohibited from entering into ports of any country.