On 17 December 2013, the US Department of the Treasury designated the Burmese companies Asia Metal Company Ltd., Soe Min Htike Co. Ltd., and Excellence Mineral Manufacturing Co. Ltd., as well as Lt. Col. Kyaw Nyunt Oo, a Burmese military officer, for sanctions pursuant to Executive Order 13619. That order imposes sanctions on companies and individuals involved in arms trade between Burma (Myanmar) and North Korea. The companies and individual were designated for their involvement in the activities of

Burma’s Directorate of Defence Industries, which was itself designated in July 2012 and is involved in purchasing military equipment and related materiel from North Korea.

Treasury press release