Countries undertake to conduct inspections on the high seas and, if necessary, to send suspected ships to their ports. Also, these countries will prohibit in their jurisdiction to transfer goods that were loaded from vessels trading with the DPRK. In addition, they pledged to destroy any intercepted cargo that violates UN sanctions.
The statement was signed by Australia, Argentina, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, USA, France, South Korea and Japan.
The UN Security Council has repeatedly tightened sanctions against North Korea in 2017 due to Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program. According to the US, the ban turned up to 90% of North Korean exports.
Earlier, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said that the DPRK will not experience difficulties even if "the enemies impose sanctions on 10 and 100 years."