July 01, 2022

Company selling likely sanctioned machinery joins North Korea-China trade fair

Addition comes after different firm threatened legal action against organizers for using name without authorization

A Chinese tool and machinery company has joined an ongoing North Korea-China trade fair, raising the possibility that buyers and sellers are exchanging sanctioned goods at the event.

An initial NK News review of the event when it began earlier this month found just 10 Chinese and 12 North Korean companies were participating in the part online, part in-person trade fair. Since then, organizers have updated the site to include several newcomers, including the China-based Crown Tools.