‘For Daimler, the correct export of products in conformance with the law is a fundamental principle of responsible entrepreneurial activity.’
Daimler, based in Stuttgart, Germany, is one of the world’s biggest and prestigious car companies.
On its home page, the multinational giant boasts of selling vehicles and services in nearly all the countries of the world and of having production facilities in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Africa.
North Korea, however, is not one of its official customers.
‘Our company has had no business connections with North Korea for far more than 15 years now and strictly complies with EU and US embargoes,’ Ms Mockert said.
‘To prevent deliveries to North Korea and to any of its embassies worldwide, Daimler has implemented a comprehensive export control process.
‘Sales of vehicles by third parties, especially of used vehicles, are beyond our control and responsibility.’