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United Nation Security Council and Australian targeted sanctions on North Korea

Australia enforces both United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as well as autonomously imposed sanctions that restricts a range of activities with North Korea and with North Korean individuals and entities.

If you are considering commercial or other dealings with North Korea we recommend that you familiarise yourself with the operation of these sanctions. We also recommend you obtain independent legal advice before making commercial decisions involving trade or commercial transactions with North Korea.

For more information about UNSC sanctions implemented by Australia in relation to North Korea, visit sanctions regimes Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website.

Detailed information on the export of defence and dual-use goods can be accessed from at the Department of Defence’s Defence Export Control Office.

DFAT provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to North Korea. This is regularly updated, and should be checked before planning travel.


  • Merchandise exports A$0 million
  • Services exports A$0 million
  • Capital P’yongyang
  • Official language Korean
  • Area 120,410 sq km
  • Population 25.4 million

Information provided by DFAT

Country brief

A comprehensive overview of political, economic and bilateral and regional trade agreements.

» read more at DFAT

Trade and economic fact sheet

Containing general information, recent economic indicators, Australia’s trade and investment relationship with Democratic People's Republic of Korea and their global merchandise trade relationship that is updated twice a year.

» read more at DFAT


The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Smartraveller site provides advice for business travellers and tourists going to Democratic People's Republic of Korea. This is regularly updated and should be checked before planning travel.

» read more at DFAT

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