January 18, 2022

North Korea taking steps to restrict imports of foreign cigarettes: state media

New rules come amid changes to the country's Tobacco Control Law, KCNA reports

The North Korean government recently took steps to restrict the import of foreign-made tobacco products and to revise the country's Tobacco Control Law, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Monday evening.

That law — adopted in July 2005 — has been amended four times, KCNA said, with the new rules also appearing to ban the release of new brands of cigarettes through new restriction on the “agreement and approval of the production of tobacco products with new names.”