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China has suspended coal imports from DPRK: Customs

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-04-14 15:38

BEIJING — 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 metric tons 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.

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