November 08, 2021 08:22
Korea will import 20,000 liters of diesel exhaust fluid from Australia in a bid to ease a critical supply shortage.
The government said Sunday it will mobilize military aircraft to bring the fluid, which is made from urea and deionized water, to the country this week.
The shortage of the fluid, the key material used in diesel vehicles to reduce emissions, came as China tightened exports of fertilizer and related materials, which includes urea. The country also plans to mobilize all available diplomatic channels to secure the fluid from countries such as Vietnam and China.
Also, starting Monday, hoarding of the fluid is banned. Sellers who hold back more than 10 percent of their monthly average sales last year face a fine of up to W100 million or up to three years in prison (US$1=W1,185).
The crackdown will be enforced until the end of the year.
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