Sanctions were imposed against North Korea by the United Nations in response to the regime's nuclear weapons development programme.
Council Regulation (EC) No 329/2007 of 27 March 2007 (as subsequently amended) implemented restrictive measures within the European Union; these were extended and expanded by Council Regulation (EU) No 296/2013.
The EU sanctions target the regime as a whole and specific individuals, and include an arms embargo, a ban on the export of dual use goods to North Korea, a ban on exports of luxury goods to North Korea, a ban on the export of gold, precious metals, diamonds and newly printed or minted or unissued North Korean bank notes and coinage, a ban on new involvement with the North Korean banking system, including the participation in joint ventures with North Korean banks, an asset freeze and a travel ban.
- Arms embargo
- Dual use goods embargo
- Ban on exports of luxury goods
- Gold, precious metals and diamonds
- Bank notes and coinage
- Involvement with the North Korean banking system
- Asset freeze
- Travel ban