The EU sanctions against North Korea have been amended in order to incorporate recent changes to UN sanctions against North Korea and to tighten the restrictions currently in place on North Korean vessels. This update provides for the designation of additional items to which prohibitions on the transfer, procurement and provision of technical assistance apply. Furthermore, the EU has decided to extend the UN’s prohibition on the entry into ports of any vessel that is owned, operated or crewed by North Korea to also include North Korea flagged vessels. Regulation 2016/1333 amends Regulation 329/2007 and Decision (CFSP) 2016/1341 amends Decision (CFSP) 2016/849.