North Korea exported record amount of fake hair to China in April, data shows
Expert says DPRK has used prison labor in past to turn human hair imports into wigs, fake beards and eyelashes
North Korea’s wig exports reached an all-time high in April, crushing quarterly records in a single month, recently released trade data shows.
China’s General Administration of Customs reported 121 metric tons worth of wig, fake beard and eyelash imports from North Korea worth $22.6 million in April, making up over 71% of the country’s total exports to its main trade partner.
At the same time, human hair — the raw product needed to produce wigs — was North Korea’s number one import from China last month at a value of $11.8 million, pointing to Chinese outsourcing of
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