U.S. Plans Sanction of CE Products to North Korea
The new luxury sanctions recently proposed by the U.S. against North Korea include CE products believed to be popular with its leader Kim Jong Il such as iPods, digital cameras and plasma televisions. It is suspected that he both enjoys these products and uses them as gifts to influence the 600 or so loyalist families in charge of the government. The Associated Press reports that the list of proposed sanctions being coordinated with the U.N. also includes cognac, Rolex watches, cigarettes, artwork, cars from Mercedes Benz, BMW and Cadillac, Harley Davidson motorcycles and Jet Skis. Many believe that the black market will be able to supply most of these goods to Kim regardless. CE items have also made their way onto sanction lists from other countries, including Japan, who has barred the sale of cameras to North Korea.
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