February 21, 2024

Choco Pie distribution to be cut down at Kaesong

Fewer pies may mean less income on black market for workers

SEOUL – The distribution of Choco Pie snacks to North Korean workers at the Kaesong Industrial Complex is to be limited due to new regulations, cutting a source of income for some workers who profit by reselling them.

Due to financial difficulties at Kaesong caused by the complex’s five-month halt in operations, a tight new budget will restrict the number of snacks workers can receive, the Kaesong Industrial Complex Company Association said.