July 09, 2020

Series of annual North Korean trade fairs set to kick off in April
Chongjin international trade fair in April and main Pyongyang expo in May scheduled barring coronavirus travel bans

North Korea is planning to hold at least ten international trade exhibitions in the coming year starting in April, according to a government-affiliated website and Chinese exhibition partners, pending changes in a continued partial closure of the country's borders amid fears of the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The first of these events is planned to take place from April 20-24 in Chongjin, for the second such international trade fair in the east-coast city and the first in the spring, following last October's inaugural event.