China has suspended coal imports from DPRK: customs

Source: Xinhua| 2017-04-13 19:22:02|Editor: Xiang Bo
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BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- In line with a UN resolution, China suspended all coal imports from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Feb. 19, the General Administration of Customs (GAC) said on Thursday.

The action was in accord with the UN Security Council Resolution 2321,which took effect on that date, GAC spokesperson Huang Songping told a press conference.

The UN Security Council adopted the resolution on Nov. 30, in response to the fifth DPRK nuclear test on Sept. 9 last year.

A total of 2.7 million tonnes of coal was imported from DPRK in the first quarter of 2017, down 51.6 percent year on year, all before the resolution came into effect, said Huang.