February 25, 2024

North Korean company hawks likely sanctioned electrical equipment at trade fair

Firm joined joint China-DPRK event as it ended, exhibiting ‘high voltage distribution box’ used in industrial settings

A North Korean company specializing in industrial electrical equipment joined a joint China-DPRK trade fair just as it was scheduled to end, raising questions about the sale of sanctioned goods at the event.

Earlier reporting by NK News found that just a handful of companies, roughly half Chinese and half North Korean, were participating in the partially t-online event. And as the trade fair came to a close late last month, organizers updated the event website to include several newcomers, including Chongsin Trading Co Ltd (晴晨贸易社会).