US Sanctions Shippers Over Fuel Sales To N. Korea

Law360 (August 30, 2019, 8:32 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration on Friday blacklisted a network of businesses and individuals from Taiwan and Hong Kong for their role in an alleged scheme to ship fuel to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions.

The administration has focused much of its North Korea sanctions strategy on the curtailing of ship-to-ship transfers, in which goods are moved from one ship to another in the open water as a means of circumventing the robust petroleum sanctions on Pyongyang.

“Treasury will implement and enforce existing US and UN sanctions on individuals, entities, and vessels involved in illicit ship-to-ship transfers with North Korean flagged...

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