Imports and Exports from Democratic People’s Rep Korea – HS Codes for UNSC Resolutions 2270 and 2321 Notified

·    HS Codes for Sectoral Bans on Exports to DPRK Listed

[Trade Notice No. 16/2019-20 dated 16 May 2019]

Subject: Prohibition on direct or indirect import and export from/to DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) in terms of UNSC Resolutions concerning DPRK- Para 2.17 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20.

Reference is invited to the enclosed DGFT Notification No. 52/2015-20 dated 07.03.2018 wherein Para 2.17 of the Foreign Trade Policy 2015·20, on imports and exports to Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), which  was notified  to implement UNSC Resolution No. 2397(2017) dated 22.12.2017 passed under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations on DPRK.

2. The UNSC Resolution No. 2397(2017) reaffirms the previous DPRK-related UNSC resolutions namely, 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013), 2270 (2016), 2231 (2016), 2356 (2017), 2371 (2017) and 2375 (2017).

3. Subsequent to the issue of DGFT Notification No. 52/2015-20 dated 07.03.2018, it has been noticed that export and import of sanctioned items from/to DPRK may have been taking place due to lack of clarity on items /HS codes covered under prohibition.

4. To facilitate the industry, the item description and corresponding HS Codes relevant to DGFT Notification No. 52/2015-20 dated 07.03.2018 is attached at Annex-1 and II, purely for reference.

5. Members of trade and industry are hereby advised to adhere to the DGFT Notification No. 52/2015-20 dated 07.03.2018 and the UNSC resolutions referred to therein and Trade Notice No. 15/2019-20 dated 16.05.2019.

6. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

F.No. 01/91/180/991/AM07/PC.III

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