North Korea has been hit by a new set of United Nations sanctions following the country’s latest nuclear test on 3 September.
The resolution was not as severe as the US originally wanted – with no oil import ban or international asset freeze on the government and leader Kim Jong Un.
The resolution does ban North Korea from importing all natural gas liquids and condensates.
But it only caps Pyongyang’s imports of crude oil at the level of the last 12 months, and it limits the import of refined petroleum products to two million barrels a year.
It also bans all textile exports and prohibits all countries from authorising new work permits for North Korean workers.