Health, light industry goods dominated scaled-down 2019 Rason trade fair
Chinese company attendance lagged far behind presence at 2018 exhibition
A mix of North Korean and foreign companies again turned out in large numbers for the 9th Rason International Trade Exhibition last month, with medicines and supplements, clothes, home appliances, and other light industry goods from both sides of the border dominating the booths.
The event was held from August 12-16 at the Rason Exhibition Hall in the town of Sonbong closest to the Russian and Chinese borders, reverting back to the site of the first seven Rason trade fairs.
In 2018, the 8th annual event was held at the newly-built Rason International Trade Exhibition Hall
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