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China issues order implementing UN sanctions on North Korea

Prime News, International, Business, Beijing, August 14:-  China’s Commerce Ministry on Monday issued an order imposing economic sanctions on North Korea so as to force the reclusive country to curb its nuclear weapons programme.

China’s announcement of enforcing a ban on North Korea comes at a time when US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive memorandum on Monday afternoon instructing his top trade negotiator to launch an investigation into Chinese intellectual property violations, a move that could eventually result in severe trade penalties,

The order banning imports of lead concentrates and ore, lead and sea food from North Korea will be effective from Tuesday, as Beijing moved to implement United Nations sanctions announced earlier this month.

The ban will take effect from Tuesday, the Ministry of Commerce announced.

The UN sanctions must be implemented within 30 days after the resolution was approved in a vote on August 6.

-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)

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