September 18 2017: EU, HMT amend 4 DPRK listings

Yesterday, Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/1568 by amending the following individual: 

SIK Pak Yong
DOB:
–/–/1950. Nationality: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Other Information: Member of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Military Commission, which is responsible for the development and implementation of the Workers’ Party of Korea military policies, commands and controls the DPRK’s military, and helps direct the country’s military defence industries. Also subject to travel ban. [Listing to be treated as temporary for 30 days from the date of listing by the UN or until the EU adds the new listing to an existing sanctions regulation (whichever is sooner) in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017] UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017) Listed on: 12/09/2017 Last Updated: 12/09/2017 18/09/2017 Group ID: 13540. 

and entity: 

  1. CENTRAL MILITARY COMMISSION OF THE WORKERS’ PARTY OF KOREA (CMC) Address: Pyongyang, DPRK. Other Information: The Central Military Commission is responsible for the development and implementation of the Workers’ Party of Korea’s military policies, commands and controls the DPRK’s military, and directs the country’s military defence industries in coordination with the State Affairs Commission. [Listing to be treated as temporary for 30 days from the date of listing by the UN or until the EU adds the new listing to an existing sanctions regulation (whichever is sooner) in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017] UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017)
    Listed on: 12/09/2017 Last Updated: 12/09/2017 18/09/2017 Group ID: 13541.
     

  2. ORGANIZATION AND GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT (OGD)
    Address:
    DPRK. Other Information: The Organization and Guidance Department is a very powerful body of the Worker’s Party of Korea. It directs key personnel appointments for the Workers’ Party of Korea, the DPRK’s military, and the DPRK’s government administration. It also purports to control the political affairs of all of the DPRK and is instrumental in implementing the DPRK’s censorship policies. [Listing to be treated as temporary for 30 days from the date of listing by the UN or until the EU adds the new listing to an existing sanctions regulation (whichever is sooner) in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017] UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017) Listed on: 12/09/2017 Last Updated: 12/09/2017 18/09/2017 Group ID: 13542. 
     

3. PROPAGANDA AND AGITATION DEPARTMENT (PAD)
Address:
Pyongyang, DPRK. Other Information: The Propaganda and Agitation Department has full control over the media, which it uses as a tool to control the public on behalf of the DPRK leadership. The Propaganda and Agitation Department also engages in or is responsible for censorship by the Government of the DPRK, including newspaper and broadcast censorship. [Listing to be treated as temporary for 30 days from the date of listing by the UN or until the EU adds the new listing to an existing sanctions regulation (whichever is sooner) in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017] Listed on: 12/09/2017 Last Updated: 12/09/2017 18/09/2017 Group ID: 13543. 

North Korean sanctions listings:

Links:

HMT Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/1568

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