Sanctions on North Korea

Today, 2nd October, Swedish Club has released a member alert on U.S. Sanctions on North Korea.

Executive Order 13810 of September 20, 2017 by the President of United States include restrictions on vessels calling U.S. Ports after calling North Korean Ports. Vessels which have called any North Korean port are banned from calling any U.S. port for a period of 180 days.

Section 2(b) of EO 13810 states “No  vessel  in  which  a  foreign  person  has  an  interest  that  has  called  at  a  port  in  North  Korea  within  the  previous  180  days,  and  no  vessel  in  which  a  foreign  person  has  an  interest  that  has  engaged  in  a  ship-  to-ship  transfer  with  such  a  vessel  within  the  previous  180  days,  may  call at a port in the United States.”

Read about U.S. Sanctions on North Korea and access the EO 13810 at Swedish Club page by clicking here

United Nations resolution 2375 (2017) has restrictions on vessels which includes Interdiction of Cargo Vessels. Para 7 of resolution 2375 (2017) “Calls upon all Member States to inspect vessels with the consent of the flag State, on the high seas, if they have information that provides reasonable grounds to believe that the cargo of such vessels contains items the supply, sale, transfer or export of which is prohibited by resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), 2094 (2013), 2270 (2016), 2321 (2016), 2356 (2017), 2371 (2017) or this resolution, for the purpose of ensuring strict implementation of those provisions;

8. Calls upon all States to cooperate with inspections pursuant to paragraph 7 above, and, if the flag State does not consent to inspection on the high seas, decides that the flag State shall direct the vessel to proceed to an appropriate and convenient port for the required inspection by the local authorities pursuant to paragraph 18 of resolution 2270 (2016), and decides further that, if a flag State neither consents to inspection on the high seas nor directs the vessel to proceed to an appropriate and convenient port for the required inspection, or if the vessel refuses to comply with flag State direction to permit inspection on the high seas or to proceed to such a port, then the Committee shall consider designating the vessel for the measures imposed in paragraph 8 (d) of resolution 1718 (2006) and paragraph 12 of resolution 2321 (2016) and the flag State shall immediately deregister that vessel provided that such designation has been made by the Committee;

 For more details and full text of U.N. Resolution 2375 (2017) click here

 

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