June 02, 2020


Jacob Fromer

Jacob Fromer is NK News‘s Washington DC correspondent. He previously worked in the U.S. Senate.


China’s food exports to North Korea remain abnormally low in April: data

For second consecutive month, China reports sending no fruit, vegetables, corn, rice, or meat to DPRK

Jacob Fromer May 26, 2020

Russian flour to North Korea dropped in February, rose sharply in March: data

Reported exports come amid concerns of food insecurity in DPRK

Jacob Fromer May 23, 2020

Russia’s reported oil exports to North Korea dip slightly in March: data

Russia's reported refined petroleum shipments to DPRK are contrast to China's record low report for the same month

Jacob Fromer May 18, 2020

Millions of dollars’ worth of exports to China likely rerouted to North Korea

Data could reveal "serious loophole" in the global sanctions regime, official previously told NK Pro

Jacob Fromer May 12, 2020

Some North Korean exports to China resold in EU and South Korea, data suggests

Figures could represent what may be a significant and previously-unreported loophole in global sanctions regime

Jacob Fromer May 11, 2020

South Korean NGO granted UN sanctions exemption for aid work in North Korea

Greentree International set to send 80 types of items required for work with disabled in DPRK

Jacob Fromer May 5, 2020

China reports minuscule levels of food exports to North Korea in March

New customs data follows reports of panic buying in Pyongyang supermarkets

Jacob Fromer April 29, 2020

Russia’s reported oil exports to North Korea grew 42% in February: data

UN data suggest refined petroleum shipments continued to DPRK in February despite border shutdown

Jacob Fromer April 25, 2020

After UN worker ban took effect, Russia granted 753 work visas to North Koreans

Data reveal flow of DPRK nationals into Russia despite UN sanctions, strict border controls during COVID-19 pandemic

Jacob Fromer April 21, 2020

China’s reported oil exports to North Korea plunge in early 2020: data

Just 11.91 tons of refined petroleum reported in March; lowest ever recorded since UN oil sanctions took effect in 2017

Jacob Fromer April 20, 2020
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