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Document 32017R1859

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1859 of 16 October 2017 implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

OJ L 265I , 16.10.2017, p. 5–7 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

In force

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2017/1859/oj

16.10.2017   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

LI 265/5


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2017/1859

of 16 October 2017

implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 of 30 August 2017 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and repealing Regulation (EC) No 329/2007 (1), and in particular Article 47(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 30 August 2017, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2017/1509.

(2)

In view of the DPRK's continued and accelerated nuclear and ballistic programmes in breach of its obligations as set out in several UNSC Resolutions, three persons and six entities should be added to the list of persons and entities in Annexes XV and XVI of Regulation (EU) 2017/1509.

(3)

Annexes XV and XVI to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annexes XV and XVI to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 are amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Luxembourg, 16 October 2017.

For the Council

The President

F. MOGHERINI


(1)  OJ L 224, 31.8.2017, p. 1.


ANNEX

I.

The following persons and entities are added to the list of persons, entities and bodies set out in Annex XV to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 under the corresponding headings.

(a)

Natural persons designated in accordance with point (a) of Article 34(4)

 

Name (and possible aliases)

Identifying information

Date of designation

Reasons

‘31.

KIM Jong Sik

Vice Director, Munitions Industry Department in Military Industry Ministry.

16.10.2017

As Vice Director of the Munitions Industry Department, provides support for DPRK's nuclear-related and ballistic missile-related programmes, including being present at nuclear and ballistic missile related events in 2016 and a presentation in March 2016 of what the DPRK claimed to be a miniaturised nuclear device.

32.

RI Pyong Chol

DOB: 1948

First Vice Director, Munitions Industry Department

16.10.2017

As First Vice Director of the Munitions Industry Department, holds a pivotal position within the DPRK's ballistic missile programme. Present at most ballistic missile tests and provides briefings to Kim Jong Un, including the nuclear test and ceremony in January 2016.’

(b)

Legal persons, entities and bodies designated in accordance with point (a) of Article 34(4).

 

Name (and possible aliases)

Location

Date of designation

Reasons

‘5.

Ministry of People's Armed Forces

 

16.10.2017

Responsible for providing support and direction to the DPRK's Strategic Rocket Force which controls the DPRK's nuclear and conventional strategic missile units. The Strategic Rocket Force has been listed by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2356 (2017).

6.

Korean People's Army

 

16.10.2017

The Korean People's Army includes the Strategic Rocket Force, which controls the DPRK's nuclear and conventional strategic missile units. The Strategic Rocket Force has been listed by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2356 (2017).’

II.

The following text is inserted in Annex XVI to Regulation (EU) 2017/1509, after the heading ‘List of persons, entities or bodies referred to in Article 34(1) and 34(3)’:

‘(a)

Natural persons

 

Name (and possible aliases)

Identifying information

Date of designation

Reasons

1.

KIM Hyok Chan

Date of birth: 9.6.1970.

Passport number: 563410191 Secretary DPRK Embassy Luanda

16.10.2017

Kim Hyok Chan has served as a representative of Green Pine, a UN listed entity, including negotiating contracts for the refurbishment of Angolan naval vessels in violation of the prohibitions imposed by United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

(b)

Legal persons, entities and bodies.

 

Name (and possible aliases)

Location

Date of designation

Reasons

1.

Korea International Exhibition Corporation

 

16.10.2017

The Korea International Exhibition Corporation has assisted designated entities in the evasion of sanctions by hosting the Pyongyang International Trade Fair which provides designated entities with the opportunity to breach UN sanctions by continuing economic activity.

2.

Korea Rungrado General Trading Corporation

a.k.a: Rungrado Trading Corporation

Address: Segori-dong, Pothonggang District, Pyongyang, DPRK

Telephone: +850-2-18111-3818022

Fax: +850-2-3814507

Email address: rrd@co.chesin.com

16.10.2017

Korea Rungrado General Trading Corporation has assisted in violating sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council Resolutions through the sale of Scud missiles to Egypt.

3.

Maritime Administrative Bureau

a.k.a. North Korea Maritime Administration Bureau

Address: Ryonhwa-2Dong, Central District, Pyongyang, DPRK

PO Box 416

Tel +850-2-18111 Ex 8059

Fax: +850 2 381 4410

email: mab@silibank.net.kp

Website: www.ma.gov.kp

16.10.2017

The Maritime Administrative Bureau has assisted in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council including by renaming and re-registering assets of designated entities and providing false documentation to vessels subject to United Nations sanctions.

4.

Pan Systems Pyongyang

a.k.a. Wonbang Trading Co.

Address: Room 818, Pothonggang Hotel, Ansan-Dong, Pyongchon district, Pyongyang, DPRK.

16.10.2017

Pan Systems has assisted in the evasion of sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council through the attempted sale of arms and related materiel to Eritrea.

Pan Systems is also controlled by and works on behalf of the Reconnaissance General Bureau which has been designated by the United Nations.’


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