The U.S. has implemented new sanctions aimed at cutting off business networks that direct goods and currency to North Korea.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, a current FBI inquiry into the business activities of a Chinese business owner (who has not been officially sanctioned by the U.S.) illustrates the challenges of tracing dealings that may economically benefit the sanctioned regime of Kim Jong Un.

The WSJ pieces together official corporate filings and other business records – including records of shipments from South Korean and China provided by Descartes Datamyne – that indicate how interconnections with companies operating on a global basis might help North Korea evade sanctions.

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