September 27, 2023

Despite reported ban, N. Korean seafood exports continue

Imports of cereals also fell again in October, with North Korea importing 70% less that in 2014

Despite a reported ban on North Korean seafood exports last month, Chinese customs data indicates the majority of products continued to cross the border into China in similar volumes to previous months.

In October, the Daily NK reported that various seafood products including “dried squid, frozen small octopus, king crabs, shrimp, and other shellfish” had been rerouted from export to domestic markets.