March 16, 2016: New US Executive Order expands DPRK sanctions

On Wednesday, the President issued a new Executive Order expanding sanctions on North Korea. In conjunction with that, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew designated the transportation, mining, energy and financial services sectors as being subject to the new E.O.. OFAC also issued 9 new General Licenses in conjunction with the new sanctions.

Lastly, designations….

People: 

JO, Yong Chol (a.k.a. CHO, Yong Chol), Syria; DOB 30 Sep 1973; nationality Korea, North; North Korea’s Ministry of State Security Official (individual) [DPRK2]. 
 
RI, Won Ho, Egypt; DOB 17 Jul 1964; citizen Korea, North; Passport 381310014 (Korea, North) expires 12 Jul 2016; North Korea’s Ministry of State Security Official (individual) [DPRK2]. 

Entities:

CHONGBONG SHIPPING CO LTD, Room 502, 90, Ponghak-dong, Pyongchon-guyok, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 5878589 [DPRK3]. 
 
HOERYONG SHIPPING CO LTD, 108, Pongnam-dong, Pyongchon-guyok, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 5817786 [DPRK3]. 
 
ILSIM INTERNATIONAL BANK, Pyongyang, Korea, North; SWIFT/BIC ILSIKPPY [DPRK3]. 
 
KOREA FOREIGN TECHNICAL TRADE CENTER, Korea, North [DPRK3]. 
 
KOREA OCEAN SHIPPING AGENCY, Moranbong District, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Namp’o Branch, Namp’o, South P’yo’ngan Province, Korea, North; Hungnam Branch, Hungnam, South Hamgyong Province, Korea, North; Chongjin Branch, Songphyong District, Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, Korea, North; Haeju Branch, Haeju, South Hwanghae Province, Korea, North; Songnim Branch, Songnim, North Hwanghae Province, Korea, North; Wonsan Branch, Wonsan, Kangwon Province, Korea, North; Rason Branch, Rason, North Hamgyong Province, Korea, North [DPRK3]. 
 
KOREA SAMILPO SHIPPING CO, Tonghung-dong, Chung-guyok, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 1701459 [DPRK3]. 
 
KOREA UNITED DEVELOPMENT BANK, Pyongyang, Korea, North; SWIFT/BIC KUDBKPPY [DPRK3]. 
 
KOREA ZUZAGBONG MARITIME LTD, Kinmaul-dong, Moranbong-guyok, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 1991835 [DPRK3]. 
 
KOREAN BUYON SHIPPING CO. LTD. (a.k.a. KOREA BUYON SHIPPING CO; a.k.a. KOREAN BUYON SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED), Wonsan, Kangwon-do, Korea, North; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 5057119 [DPRK3]. 
 
KOREAN POLISH SHPG CO LTD, Kinmaul-dong, Moranbong-guyok, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 1267131 [DPRK3]. 
 
KOREAN WORKERS PARTY, PROPAGANDA AND AGITATION DEPARTMENT (a.k.a. PROPAGANDA AND AGITATION DEPARTMENT; a.k.a. PROPAGANDA AND AGITATION DEPARTMENT, WORKERS PARTY OF KOREA), Pyongyang, Korea, North [DPRK3]. 
 
MIRIM SHIPPING CO LTD, Tonghung-dong, Chung-guyok, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 5647684 [DPRK3]. 
 
OCEAN BUNKERING JV CO, Otan-dong, Chung-guyok, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 4199470 [DPRK3]. 
 
SINGWANG ECONOMICS AND TRADING GENERAL CORPORATION, Korea, North [DPRK3]. 
 
THAEPHYONGSAN SHIPPING CO LTD, Room 402, 90, Sochon-dong, Sosong-guyok, Pyongyang, Korea, North; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 5878575 [DPRK3]. 

Vessels:

CHONG BONG Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8909575 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: CHONGBONG SHIPPING CO LTD). 
 
CHONG RIM 2 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8916293 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: OCEAN BUNKERING JV CO). 
 
EVER BRIGHT 88 Sierra Leone flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8914934 (vessel) [DPRK] (Linked To: OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED). 
 
GOLD STAR 3 Cambodia flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8405402 (vessel) [DPRK] (Linked To: OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED). 
 
GRAND KARO Cambodia flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8511823 (vessel) [DPRK] (Linked To: OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED). 
 
HOE RYONG Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9041552 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: HOERYONG SHIPPING CO LTD). 
 
JH 86 Cambodia flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8602531 (vessel) [DPRK] (Linked To: OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED). 
 
JIN TAI 7 Sierra Leone flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9163154 (vessel) [DPRK] (Linked To: OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED). 
 
JIN TENG Sierra Leone flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9163166 (vessel) [DPRK] (Linked To: OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED). 
 
MI RIM 2 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9361407 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: MIRIM SHIPPING CO LTD). 
 
MI RIM Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8713471 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: MIRIM SHIPPING CO LTD). 
 
ORION STAR; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9333589 (vessel) [DPRK] (Linked To: OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED). 
 
RA NAM 2 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8625545 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: KOREA SAMILPO SHIPPING CO). 
 
RA NAM 3 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9314650 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: KOREA SAMILPO SHIPPING CO). 
 
RYO MYONG Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8987333 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: KOREAN POLISH SHPG CO LTD). 
 
SOUTH HILL 2 Sierra Leone flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8412467 (vessel) [DPRK] (Linked To: OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED). 
 
SOUTH HILL 5 Palau flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9138680 (vessel) [DPRK] (Linked To: OCEAN MARITIME MANAGEMENT COMPANY LIMITED). 
 
THAE PYONG SAN Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9009085 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: THAEPHYONGSAN SHIPPING CO LTD). 
 
TONG HUNG 1 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8661575 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: KOREA ZUZAGBONG MARITIME LTD). 
 
VICTORY 2 Mongolia flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8312227 (vessel) [DPRK3] (Linked To: KOREAN BUYON SHIPPING CO. LTD.). 
 

And, yes, subsequent posts will excerpt or paraphrase all of this.

Links:

OFAC Notice

DPRK Executive Order

Treasury Secretary Determination

DPRK General Licenses

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