Australia's autonomous sanctions: Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)
Australia has had autonomous sanctions in place against DPRK in response to its missile and nuclear tests in 2006. These measures are in addition to Australia's implementation of United Nations Security Council sanctions in relation to DPRK.
As a consequence, Australian law currently prohibits:
1. The use or dealing with the assets of, and the making available of assets to, a person or entity designated by the Minister for Foreign Affairs other than as authorised by a permit issued by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
- Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) List 2012
- DFAT Consolidated List
- Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, regulations 6, 14 and 15
- Customs (Prohibited Exports) Regulations 1958, regulations 11A and 11B
2. The entry or transit through Australia of DPRK nationals
- Migration Regulations 1994, Regulation 2.43(1)(a)(i)(A) and Public Interest Criterion 4003(a)
3. The entry into a port or place in Australia by a DPRK flagged vessel
For a transitional period, this measure will continue to be given effect under the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Act 2003:
The measure will be applied under regulations 16 and 17 of the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 once the Minister for Foreign Affairs issues legislative instruments under regulation 8 designating DPRK vessels.
- Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011, regulations 8, 16 and 17