[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 161 (Wednesday, August 20, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44302-44303]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-22077]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 2580]


Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Imposition of Missile 
Proliferation Sanctions Against Entities in North Korea

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The United States Government has determined that entities in 
North Korea have engaged in missile technology proliferation activities 
that require imposition of sanctions pursuant to the Arms Export 
Control Act, as amended, and the Export Administration Act of 1979 (as 
carried out under Executive Order 12424 of August 19, 1994), as 
amended.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 6, 1997.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Vann H. Van Diepen, Office of Chemical, Biological and Missile 
Nonproliferation, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of 
State, (202-647-1142).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 73(a)(1) of the Arms 
Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2797b(a)(1)), Section 11B(b)(1) of the 
Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. app. 2401b(b)(1)), as 
carried out under Executive Order 12924 of August 19, 1994 (hereinafter 
cited as the ``Export Administration Act of 1979''), and Executive 
Order 12851 of June 11, 1993, the United States Government determined 
on August 6, 1997, that the following foreign persons have engaged in 
missile technology proliferation activities that require the imposition 
of the sanctions described in Section 73(a)(2)(A) of the Arms Export 
Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2797b(a)(2)) and Section 11B(b)(1)(B)(i) of the 
Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. app. 2410b(b)(1)(B)(i) on 
these entities and their sub-units and successors:
    1. Lyongaksan General Trading Corporation (North Korea).
    2. Korea Pugang Trading Corporation (North Korea).
    Accordingly, the following sanctions are being imposed on these 
entities and their sub-units and successors:
    (A) New individual licenses for export to the entities described 
above of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) equipment or 
technology controlled pursuant to the Export Administration Act of 1979 
will be denied for two years; and
    (B) New licenses for export to the entities described above of MTCR 
equipment or technology controlled pursuant to the Arms Export Control 
Act will be denied for two years; and
    (C) No United States Government contracts relating to MTCR 
equipment or technology and involving the entities described above will 
be entered into for two years.
    Additionally, because of the definition of ``person'' in section 
74(8)(B) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2797c(8)(B)) and 
North Korea's status as a country with a non-market economy that is not 
a former member of the Warsaw Pact, the following sanctions must be 
applied to all activities of the North Korean government relating to 
the development or production of missile equipment or technology and 
all activities of the North Korean government affecting the development 
or production of electronics, space systems or equipment, and military 
aircraft:
    (A) New licenses for export to the government activities described 
above of MTCR equipment or technology controlled pursuant to the Arms 
Export Control Act will be denied for two years; and
    (B) No U.S. government contract relating to MTCR equipment or 
technology and involving the government activities described above will 
be entered into for two years.
    With respect to items controlled pursuant to the Export 
Administration Act of 1979, the export sanction only applies to exports 
made pursuant to individual export licenses.
    These measures will be implemented by the responsible agencies as 
provided

[[Page 44303]]

in Executive Order 12851 of June 11, 1993.

    Dated: August 6, 1997.
Thomas E. McNamara,
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs.
[FR Doc. 97-22077 Filed 8-19-97; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4710-25-M