Prohibition on direct or indirect import and export from/to DPRK (Korea)

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 – DGFTF.No./01/91/180/991/AM07/PC.III

Government of India
Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Department of Commerce
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
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Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 16th May, 2019

TRADE NOTICE No. 16/2019-20

To

  1. Members of Trade
  2. All Customs Commissioners
  3. Federation of Indian Export Organisations, Delhi
  4. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry {FICCI), New Delhi,
  5. Indian Chemical Council, Mumbai
  6. All Regional Authorities of DGFT

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 – regarding.

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-I and II, purely for

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.

(Arunoday Goswami)
Joint Director General of Foreign Trade
TELE No. 23063419
e-mail: [email protected]

Copy to:

  1. PS to Hon’ble CIM
  2. PS to Hon’ble MoS
  3. PSO to Commerce Secretary
  4. Sr. PPS to DGFT/ Addl. DG(NKS), DGFT

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