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Amid UN sanctions, Singapore suspends trade ties with North Korea

It comes as UN sanctions were imposed after North Korea's sixth nuclear test

IANS  |  Singapore 

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has suspended all with as the UN and the US seek tougher measures against Pyongyang, an official notice said on Friday.

Customs said commercially traded goods from or to had been banned from November 8, reports the BBC.

Offenders may be fined or jailed for up to two years.

It comes as UN sanctions were imposed after North Korea's sixth nuclear test.

was the North's eighth biggest trading partner in 2016, but that only made up 0.2 per cent of the Communist regime's trade.

The latest round of UN sanctions targeted several firms and individuals, including two businesses in

In January 2016, a firm was fined $125,700 for facilitating a shipment of arms from Cuba to after a court found the Chinpo Shipping Co was in breach of the UN sanctions on

First Published: Fri, November 17 2017. 13:55 IST
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