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North Korea Sanctions List

Since the 1950s, the US has had established sanctions regime against North Korea, which is officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Starting with the country’s successful test of a nuclear weapon in 2006, additional and more wide-ranging sanctions have been imposed on the country by the United Nations, the European Union, Japan and others. These sanctions lists now include more than 150 companies and 200 individuals.

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List last updated on 5 March 2020.

This list is provided for information purposes only. While every effort is made to ensure that it correctly reproduces all the relevant data published by the European Union and the US Office of Foreign Assets Control, we accept no liability for possible omissions of relevant data or mistakes, or for any reliance placed on this list. If you have a sanctions question about which you would like specific advice, please contact us to discuss how can we help.

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Name
Country
Role
Type
Position
US UK EU JP
7-28
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel
Academy of National Defense Science
North Korea
Government
Entity
Research and development arm of North Korea's advanced weapons systems programme
Agricultural Development Bank
North Korea
Bank
Entity
A North Korean state-owned bank
Agrosoyuz Commercial Bank
Russia
Bank
Entity
A Russian bank with links to the sanctioned chief representative of FTB, a North Korea state-owned bank
Air Koryo
China, Germany, Kuwait, Malaysia, North Korea, Russia, Thailand
Airline
Entity
North Korea's state-owned airline
AM NOK GANG
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel
Amroggang Development Banking Corporation
North Korea
Company
Entity
A North Korean bank
Amtchentsev, Vladlen
South Africa
Businessman
Individual
A South African businessman with close links with sanctioned Singaporean companies
AN SAN 1
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel
AN, Jong-hyuk
N/A
Official
Individual
A North Korean diplomat based in Egypt.
Andariel
North Korea
Company
Entity
a North Korean state-sponsored malcious cyber group, with links to RGB, a North Korean intelligence organisation
AO NNK-Primornefteproduct
Russia
Company
Entity
A subsidiary of IPC, a Russian oil company, that has traded with North Korea
Ardis-Bearings LLC
Russia
Company
Entity
A Russian equipment supplier that has traded with North Korea
ASIA BRIDGE 1
Hong Kong
Vessel
Entity
A vessel managed by a Hong Kong company that has been sanctioned for transporting coal from North Korea
BAEK MA KANG
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A vessel owned by a North Korean entity sanctioned for illicit arms transfers
Bank of Dandong
China
Bank
Entity
A Chinese bank with links to North Korea
Bank of East Land
North Korea
Bank
Entity
A North Korean state-owned financial institution
Beijing Chengxing Trading Co. Ltd
China
Company
Entity
A Chinese defence company that has traded with North Korea's Korea Ryonbong General Corporation, a sanctioned defense conglomerate
Beijing Sukbakso
China
Company
Entity
A Chinese company with links to North Korea
BELLA
Russia
Vessel
Entity
A Russian vessel that has violated sanctions against North Korea
Billions No.18
N/A
Vessel
Entity
A North Korea-linked vessel that has transported prohibited items
Bluenoroff
North Korea
Company
Entity
a North Korean state-sponsored malcious cyber group, with links to RGB, a North Korean intelligence organisation
BOGATYR
Russia
Vessel
Entity
A Russian vessel that has violated sanctions against North Korea
Central Bank of Democratic People's Republic of Korea
North Korea
Bank
Entity
North Korea's Central Bank
Central Military Commission of the Worker' Party of Korea
North Korea
Government
Entity
A North Korean government organisation that oversees the North Korean military and military-linked companies
CHA, Sung-jun
North Korea
Businessman
Individual
a North Korean bank representative based in Beijing, China
Chang An Shipping & Technology
Hong Kong
Company
Entity
A Hong Kong shipping company that has traded with North Korea
CHANG, Chang-ha
North Korea
Official
Individual
The president of SANS, a North Korea-run organisation responsible for R&D into advanced weapon systems
CHANG, Kyong-hwa
N/A
Official
Individual
An official of SANS, a North Korea-run organisation responsible for R&D into advanced weapon systems
CHANG, Myong-chin
N/A
Official
Individual
The general manager of North Korea Sohae Satellite Launching Station, a rocket launching site
Chang, Wen Fu
Taiwan
Businessman
Individual
A Taiwanese businessman who is an associate of someone sanctions over dealings in North Korea
Cheil Credit Bank
North Korea
Bank
Entity
A North Korean financial services company
CHEN, Mei Hsiang
Taiwan
Businessman
Individual
A Taiwanese businessman found to have violated sanctions against North Korea
CHI, Yu-peng
China
Businessman
Individual
The chairman and owner of a sanctioned Chinese company that has traded with North Korea
CHO, Chun-ryong
North Korea
Official
Individual
The chairman of SEC, a North Korean state-run entity involved in ballistic missiles production
CHO, Il-U
North Korea
Official
Individual
The director of RGB, a North Korea intelligence organisation
CHO, Yon-chun
North Korea
Official
Individual
A senior North Korean bureaucrat
CHOE, Chan-Il
N/A
Businessman
Individual
A director of a North Korean owned trading company
CHOE, Chang-pong
North Korea
Official
Individual
A senior North Korean bureaucrat
CHOE, Chun-Sik
N/A
Official
Individual
The director of the reinsurance department of KNIC, a North Korean state-owned insurance company
CHOE, Chun-Sik
North Korea
Official
Individual
The head of North Korea's long-range missile programme
CHOE, Chun-yong
North Korea
Businessman
Individual
A Russia-based representative of Ilsim International Bank, a North Korean bank
CHOE, Hwi
North Korea
Official
Individual
A senior North Korean bureaucrat
CHOE, Kwang-hyok
N/A
Official
Individual
A representative of Green Pine, a North Korea-controlled arms dealer.
CHOE, Kwang-su
N/A
Businessman
Individual
A representative of a sanctioned North Korean company
CHOE, Kyong-song
N/A
Military
Individual
A senior North Korean military official
CHOE, Pu-Il
North Korea
Official
Individual
A senior North Korean bureaucrat in the Ministry of People's Security
CHOE, Ryong-hae
N/A
Official
Individual
A senior North Korean bureaucrat
CHOE, Sok-min
North Korea
Official
Individual
An overseas representative of FTB, a North Korean state-owned bank
CHOE, Song-Il
North Korea
Official
Individual
A Vietnam-based representative of TCB, a North Korean state-owned bank
CHOE, Song-nam
North Korea
Official
Individual
A China-based representative of Korea Daesong Bank, a North Korean state-owned bank
CHOE, Yong-ho
N/A
Military
Individual
A senior military official and former member of the Central Military Commission
CHOL, Yun
N/A
Official
Individual
A senior North Korean diplomat
Cholhyon Overseas Construction Company
Algeria, Kuwait
Company
Entity
a North Korean government-owned company
CHON MA SAN
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean tanker owned by a sanctioned entity
CHON MYONG 1
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean oil tanker
CHON, Chi-bu
N/A
Official
Individual
A member of GBAE, North Korea's nuclear weapons programme
CHONG BONG
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel
CHONG CHON GANG
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel
Chong Chon Gang Shipping Co. Ltd.
North Korea
Company
Entity
A North Korean shipping company involved in llicit arms transfers
CHONG RIM 2
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A vessel owned by sanctioned North Korean entities involved in illicit arms transfers
Chongbong Shipping Co Ltd
North Korea
Company
Entity
A North Korean vessel involved in illicit arms transfers
Chonmyong Shipping Co
North Korea
Company
Entity
A North Korean shipping company
CHU, Hyok
North Korea
Official
Individual
A Russia-based representative of FTB, a North Korean state-owned bank
CK International Ltd
North Korea
Company
Entity
A North Korean logistics company
CULHA, Erhan
Turkey
Businessman
Individual
A senior executive of a sanctioned Turkish company
Daedong Credit Bank (DCB)
North Korea
Bank
Entity
A North Korean state-owned bank
Daewon Industries
North Korea
Company
Entity
A North Korean energy company
DAI HONG DAN
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel involved in illicit arms transfers
Dalian Global Unity Shipping Co Ltd
China, North Korea
Company
Entity
A North Korean logistics company
Dalian Haibo International Freight Co. Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A Chinese shipping company with links to North Korea
Dalian Sun Moon Star International Logistics Trading Co. Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A company that facilitated illicit shipments to North Korea
Dandong Dongyuan Industrial Co., Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A China-based based front company for North Korean government
Dandong Hongda Trade Co. Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A China-based based front company for North Korean government
Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co Ltd
China
Company
Entity
A Chinese firm with links to KKBC, a North Korean bank
Dandong Jinxiang Trade Co., Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A Chinese import/export company that trades with North Korea
Dandong Kehua Economy & Trade Co., Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A Chinese import/export company that trades with North Korea
Dandong Rich Earth Trading Co., Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A Chinese import/export company that trades with North Korea
Dandong Tianfu Trade Co., Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A Chinese import/export company that trades with North Korea
Dandong Xianghe Trading Co., Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A Chinese import/export company that trades with North Korea
Dandong Zhicheng Metallic Materials Co., Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A Chinese import/export company that trades with North Korea
Dandong Zhongsheng Industry & Trade Co., Ltd.
China
Company
Entity
A front company of FTB, a North Korean state-owned bank
Dawn Marine Management Co Ltd
North Korea
Company
Entity
A North Korean shipping company
DAWNLIGHT
Mongolia
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel
DCB Finance Limited
British Virgin Islands, China
Company
Entity
A Chinese company that trades with North Korean financial services companies
DJANG, Tcheul-hy
N/A
Businessman
Individual
A businessman with close ties to North Korea
DOK CHON
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel involved in illicit arms transfers
DONG FENG 6
Tanzania
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel
Eko Development and Investment Company
Egypt
Company
Entity
an Egypt-based North Korean state-owned enterprise
EVER BRIGHT 88
Sierra Leone
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel
EVER GLORY
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel
External Construction Bureau
Kuwait, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, United Arab Emirates
Government
Entity
A North Korean government agency
FAN KE
N/A
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel
First Oil JV Co Ltd
North Korea
Company
Entity
The co-owner of a North Korean oil tanker
Foreign Trade Bank (FTB)
North Korea
Bank
Entity
North Korea's foreign exchange bank
Gefest-M LLC
Russia
Company
Entity
A Russian trading company that has business ties in North Korea
General Bureau of Atomic Energy (GBAE)
North Korea
Government
Entity
A North Korean government agency
Global Interface Company Inc.
Taiwan
Company
Entity
A company controlled by a sanctioned Taiwanese businessman
GOLD STAR 3
Cambodia
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel involved in illicit arms transfers
GOO RYONG
North Korea
Vessel
Entity
A North Korean vessel involved in illicit arms transfers
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