June 7, 2017: OSFI implements 2 sets of DPRK changes (DFAT, too)

On Wednesday, Canadian officials implemented 2 sets of changes to North Korean sanctions made by the United Nations 1718 Sanctions Committee. The first change involved amendments to the following 4 individual listings:

KPi.014 Name: 1: CHOE 2: SONG IL 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: Tanchon Commercial Bank Representative in Vietnam DOB: na POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Passport no: a) 472320665 (Expires 26 Sep. 2017) b) 563120356 National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 2 Mar. 2016 (amended on 1 Jun. 2017Other informationServed as the Tanchon Commercial Bank representative in Vietnam.

KPi.017 Name: 1: JANG 2: YONG SON 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID) Representative in Iran DOB: 20 Feb. 1957 POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 2 Mar. 2016 (amended on 1 Jun. 2017Other information: Served as the KOMID representative in Iran.

KPi.021 Name: 1: KIM 2: JUNG JONG 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: Tanchon Commercial Bank Representative in Vietnam DOB: 7 Nov. 1966 POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: Kim Chung Chong Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Passport no: a) 199421147 (Expired 29 Dec. 2014) b) 381110042 (Expired 25 Jan. 2016) c) 563210184 (Expires 18 Jun. 2018) National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 2 Mar. 2016 (amended on 1 Jun. 2017Other information: Served as the Tanchon Commercial Bank representative in Vietnam.

KPi.024 Name: 1: KIM 2: YONG CHOL 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: KOMID Representative in Iran DOB: 18 Feb. 1962 POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: na Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Passport no: na National identification no: na Address: na Listed on: 2 Mar. 2016 (amended on 1 Jun. 2017Other information: Served as the KOMID representative in Iran.

The second change modified the following 2 entity listings (these changes were also made by Australian authorities on June 8th):

KPe.004 Name: NAMCHONGANG TRADING CORPORATION
A.k.a.: a) NCG b) NAMCHONGANG TRADING c) NAM CHON GANG CORPORATION d) NOMCHONGANG TRADING CO. e) NAM CHONG GAN TRADING CORPORATION f) Namhung Trading Corporation g) Korea Daeryonggang Trading Corporation h) Korea Tearyonggang Trading Corporation F.k.a.: na Address: a) Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea b) Sengujadong 11-2/(or Kwangbok-dong), Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Listed on: 16 Jul. 2009 (amended on 2 Mar. 2016 and 5 Jun. 2017Other information: Namchongang is a DPRK trading company subordinate to the General Bureau of Atomic Energy (GBAE). Namchongang has been involved in the procurement of Japanese origin vacuum pumps that were identified at a DPRK nuclear facility, as well as nuclear-related procurement associated with a German individual. It has further been involved in the purchase of aluminium tubes and other equipment specifically suitable for a uranium enrichment program from the late 1990s. Its representative is a former diplomat who served as DPRK’s representative for the IAEA inspection of the Yongbyon nuclear facilities in 2007. Namchongang’s proliferation activities are of grave concern given the DPRK’s past proliferation activities. Telephone numbers: +850-2-18111, 18222 (ext. 8573). Facsimile number: +850-2-381-4687.

KPe.010 Name: GREEN PINE ASSOCIATED CORPORATION
A.k.a.: a) CHO’NGSONG UNITED TRADING COMPANY b) CHONGSONG YONHAP c) CH’O’NGSONG YO’NHAP d) CHOSUN CHAWO’N KAEBAL T’UJA HOESA e) JINDALLAE f) KU’MHAERYONG COMPANY LTD. g) NATURAL RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION h) SAEINGP’IL COMPANY i) National Resources Development and Investment Corporation j) Saeng Pil Trading Corporation F.k.a.: naAddress: a) c/o Reconnaissance General Bureau Headquarters, Hyongjesan-Guyok, Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea b) Nungrado, Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea c) Rakrang No. 1 Rakrang District Pyongyang Korea, Chilgol-1 dong, Mangyongdae District, Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Listed on: 2 May 2012 (amended on 5 Jun. 2017) Other information: Green Pine Associated Corporation (“Green Pine”) has taken over many of the activities of the Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID). KOMID was designated by the Committee in April 2009 and is the DPRK’s primary arms dealer and main exporter of goods and equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons. Green Pine is also responsible for approximately half of the arms and related materiel exported by the DPRK. Green Pine has been identified for sanctions for exporting arms or related material from North Korea. Green Pine specializes in the production of maritime military craft and armaments, such as submarines, military boats and missile systems, and has exported torpedoes and technical assistance to Iranian defence-related firms. Telephone number: +850-2-18111(ext. 8327). Facsimile number+850-2-3814685 and +850-2-3813372. Email addresses: pac (AT) silibank (DOT) com and kndic (AT) co (DOT) chesin (DOT) com.

Additionally, OSFI reported the following results of the UN Security Council meeting on North Korea (individual statements omitted):

Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Extending Number, Scope of Sanctions against Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

United States Representative Vows Self-Defence ‘by Other Means if Necessary’

The Security Council decided today to extend the number of individuals and entities targeted by sanctions first imposed under resolution 1718 (2006) — an asset freeze and travel ban for those involved in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s nuclear-weapon programme.

Unanimously adopting resolution 2356 (2017) under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter, the Council condemned, in the strongest terms, Pyongyang’s recent nuclear-weapon and ballistic-missile-development activities, including a series of launches and other related activities conducted since 9 September 2016, in violation and “flagrant disregard” of various relevant Council resolutions.

The Council reaffirmed its decision that the Pyongyang must abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner, and immediately cease all related activities.  It further decided to apply measures specified in paragraph 8(d) and 8(e) of resolution 1718 (2006) to individuals and entities listed in Annexes I and II of the text adopted today.

Specifically, those measures mandated all Member States immediately to freeze the funds, other assets and economic resources on their respective territories that were either owned or controlled by the persons and entities listed in Annexes I and II, designated by the Council or its “1718 Committee” as being engaged in or providing support for Pyongyang’s nuclear-related programme — and to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories by individuals listed in Annex I.

Following the adoption, the representative of the United States — the resolution’s sponsor — said the Council’s unity sent a strong message to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea:  “Stop firing ballistic missiles or face the consequences.”  The pressure would not cease until Pyongyang ended its provocative and illegal actions, she emphasized, recalling that the latter had openly stated that it sought the ability to deliver nuclear weapons over long distances in order to reach cities in the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan.  While the United States supported a diplomatic resolution of the dispute, all options nevertheless remained on the table, she said, adding that her country would defend itself “by other means if necessary”.

Japan’s representative said Pyongyang’s continuing provocations trampled upon international efforts to resolve the nuclear and missile issue peacefully, constituting a direct challenge to his country’s security, as well as that of the region and beyond.  The international community must not allow Pyongyang’s total defiance of the Security Council to go unanswered, he emphasized.

China’s representative expressed support for the “double strengthening” of the non-proliferation regime and for promoting peace through dialogue.  It was incumbent upon all sides to exercise restraint and build mutual trust, he said, calling attention to China’s “suspension-for-suspension” proposal, which called for suspending Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile activities, as well as large-scale military exercises by the United States and the Republic of Korea.

The Republic of Korea’s representative noted that today’s resolution built upon the existing sanctions regime and expanded its scope, thereby further restricting Pyongyang’s ability to finance its illicit activities.  “We sincerely hope that the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] heeds the concerted demands of the international community and seizes the opportunity, without further delay, to chart a new beginning in inter-Korean relations, as well as in its relations with the international community.”

Also speaking today were representatives of Italy, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, France, Sweden, Uruguay, Egypt, Senegal, Ethiopia and Bolivia.

The meeting began at 4:46 p.m. and ended at 5:39 p.m.

Links:

OSFI Notice

UN Notices (OSFI) 12DFAT

UN Meeting Press Release

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