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NORTH KOREA

Council Regulation (EU) No 2017/1509, as implemented in the Bailiwick by the North Korea (Restrictive Measures) (Guernsey) Ordinance, 2017, the North Korea (Restrictive Measures) (Alderney) Ordinance, 2017, and the North Korea (Restrictive Measures) (Sark) Ordinance, 2017, has been amended by Council Regulation 2018/285 and Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/286. The effect of the amendments, which are automatically and immediately effective in the Bailiwick, is to add update the list of items which are subject to restrictions on import to and export from North Korea, as well as additional maritime restrictions.

The Regulation and Implementing Regulation are available here:

Council Regulation 2018/285

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/286

 

MEASURES WHICH SHOULD BE TAKEN

All businesses must check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise have any kind of relationship with the listed persons or with any other natural or legal person, entity or body designated under the legislation and must treat any funds, other assets or economic resources

  • directly or indirectly belonging to, owned, held or controlled by them, whether wholly or jointly, or

  • derived from any funds or economic resources directly or indirectly belonging to, owned, held or controlled by them, whether wholly or jointly, or

  • belonging to individuals or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, whether wholly or jointly

as frozen with immediate effect if this is not already the case. Businesses must report any findings to the Policy and Resources Committee immediately.

Businesses must also refrain from making any funds or economic resources available directly or indirectly, wholly or jointly, to or for the benefit of

  • any designated person, entity or body

  • any entity directly or indirectly owned or controlled by a designated person, entity or body, whether wholly or jointly

  • any individuals or entities acting on behalf or at the direction of a designated person, entity or body, whether wholly or jointly

other than in respect of transactions that come within a permitted derogation and have been authorised by the Policy and Resources Committee.

The information referred to above is required by the Policy and Resources Committee in the exercise of its powers under the Schedule to the Ordinances referred to above.

Any information or queries should be sent to sanctions@gov.gg with the subject line "North Korea".

Further information on the effect of asset freezes and related issues including licences is available on the States of Guernsey website at https://gov.gg/sanctions