Country Profile: Thailand and North Korea | NK News
July 12, 2024

Country Profile: Thailand and North Korea

Luxury cars and chicken curry: Thailand's odd exports to the DPRK

Thailand appears to be regaining its status as one of North Korea’s more significant trading partners, with exports to the DPRK climbing steeply over the last two years, according to data from Thai Customs and the ITC-Trade map.

Driving the increased trade are raw materials and food products, but last year’s data also includes the apparent export of three cars worth as much as $60,000, which would likely constitute a breach of UN luxury goods sanctions.

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