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Contains a collection of documents on US and UN-sponsored sanctions against North Korea, as well as UN resolutions and actions concerning the DPRK.

Treasury Department Finding that the DPRK is a Jurisdiction of Primary Money Laundering Concern

Finding associated with North Korea's designation under Section 311 of the Patriot Act as a jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern, issued June 2, 2016. The finding describes the evidence upon which the Treasury's action is based. A separate "Notice of Proposed Rulemaking" indicates that the Treasury will implement the most stringent "Special Measure" allowed under Section 311, and invites public comment before a final rule is made.

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Executive Order 13722 - Blocking Property of the Government of North Korea and the Workers’ Party of Korea, and Prohibiting Certain Transactions With Respect to North Korea

Executive Order expanding the scope of U.S. sanctions on North Korea, issued subsequent to the passage of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 and the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2270. In tandem with the issuance of the EO, the Treasury Department published related guidance and general licenses.

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UN Security Council Resolution 2270

UN sanctions resolution adopted March 2, 2016.

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2016 Measures taken by the Government of Japan against North Korea

Statement by the Japanese Foreign Ministry on new sanctions issued in the wake of North Korean nuclear and satellite tests in early 2016.

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Summary of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016

NCNK summary of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016, which was signed into law on February 18, 2016.

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H.R. 757 - North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016

Final version of HR 757, the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016.

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North Korea: Legislative Basis for U.S. Economic Sanctions

CRS Report on North Korea: Legislative Basis for US Economic Sanctions

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North Korea: A Comparison of S. 1747, S. 2144, and H.R. 757

This CRS report compares three North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Acts as introduced by Senator Menendez, Senator Gardner, and House Representative Royce.

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North Korea Sanctions Legislation in the 114th Congress: A Comparative Analysis

This document provides comparative summaries of three North Korea sanctions bills introduced to the 114th Congress: H.R. 757 in the House of Representatives, and S. 1747 and S. 2144 in the Senate.

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OFAC North Korea Sanctions Summary

Document published by the US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, describing various legal authorities restricting transactions with North Korea, as well as exempt transactions.

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GAO Report on North Korea Sanctions

This Government Accountability Office report finds that the United States has increased flexibility to impose sanctions, but the United Nations is impeded by a lack of Member State reports.

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UN Panel of Experts Report, 2015

This report by the UN Panel of Experts on North Korea sanctions resolutions reviews evidence regarding the continued efforts by the DPRK to develop nuclear weapons, other weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. The report further examines the implementation of the resolutions by Member States and the violation of sanctions relating to arms and related materiel and luxury goods. The report draws upon information provided by Member States and the private sector, as well as publicly available material, satellite imagery and vessel tracking systems.

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Executive Order 13687 - Imposing Additional Sanctions with Respect to North Korea

This Executive Order, issued on January 2, 2015, expands the scope with which the Treasury Department may impose sanctions designations against North Korean entities and individuals. It was issued concurrently with Treasury designations of 10 North Korean officials and 3 North Korean entities, shortly after the U.S. accused North Korea of responsibility for the Sony Pictures hack.

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H.R. 1771, the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act: Issues for Individuals and Organizations Operating in North Korea

NCNK Issue Brief outlining the potential impacts of the North Korean Sanctions Enforcement Act on NGO activities in North Korea.

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Summary of Pre-Markup Revisions to HR 1771, "North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act"

A brief summary of the substitute legislation offered by Rep. Ed Royce on HR 1771, the "North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act", prior to markup by the House Foreign Affairs Committee

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Summary of HR 1771, "North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act"

Summary of legislation introduced in the House of Representatives on April 26, 2013, which would expand the scope of U.S. sanctions targeting North Korea.

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2014 Report of the Panel of Experts Established Pursuant to Resolution 1874

Final report of the Panel of Experts established pursuant to Resolution 1874 (2009) on the implementation of UN sanctions targeting North Korea.

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UN Security Council Resolution 2094

UNSCR 2094, adopted in March 2013 after North Korea conducted its third nuclear test, condemns the DPRK's action and implements new sanctions measures, including tightened financial sanctions.

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UN Security Council Resolution 2087

This Security Council Resolution, adopted in response to North Korea's December 12, 2012 satellite launch using ballistic missile technology, reemphasizes the measures adopted in UNSCR 1718 and 1874, and extends sanctions to additional North Korean entities, including the Korean Committee for Space Technology.

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UN Experts Panel May 2012 Report

The Panel of Experts established according to UNSCR 1874 (2009), submitted their final report as required by UNSCR 1985 (2011) on May 11 2012. The Sanctions Committee reviewed the report on June 11 2012.

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