China issues order to implement U.N. sanctions on North Korea

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 14, 2017 4:26 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Commerce Ministry issued on Monday an order banning imports of coal, iron ore, lead concentrates and ore, lead and sea food from North Korea, effective from Tuesday, as Beijing moved to implement United Nations sanctions announced earlier this month.

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

(Reporting by Josephine Mason; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)