August 08, 2020

N.Korea’s Special Economic Zone trade fair starts August 8
Stricter sanctions environment has not affected interest, though some businesses have left Rason

North Korea’s annual trade fair in Rason will take place for three days from August 8, the Paekdu Cultural Exchange announced on Friday.

The sixth iteration of the trade fair will be in the Rason special economic zone (SEZ), which is around an hour’s drive from the Quenhe/Wonjong (Chinese/DPRK) border-crossing checkpoint.