Taiwan has suspended refined oil and LNG exports to North Korea, as well as clothing and textile imports.
Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, because of Beijing’s position that it is simply a province of China, and so not able to have its own official diplomatic ties with anyone.
But Taiwan likes to show that it follows international norms, despite its lack of U.N. membership.
On Sept. 11, the UN Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea, imposing a ban on its textile exports and capping imports of crude oil.
To complement the UN measures, Taiwan decided to suspend liquefied natural gas, crude oil, and refined oil product exports with effect from Tuesday, the economics ministry said in a statement.
The country will also suspend clothing and related textile good imports from North Korea, it added.