The UN Security Council is scheduled to meet on Wednesday 30 November to vote on a resolution tightening sanctions against North Korea, following its fifth nuclear test in September. According to public reports, the resolution is expected to impose additional export restrictions on commodities (including coal, a major North Korean export) and decorative statues, as well as restrictions on banking transactions and new designations of individuals and entities involved in the North Korean nuclear and missile programmes.

We will provide further updates when the measures are confirmed.