Sanctioned companies continue to appear at North Korean trade fair
May saw hundreds of entities - many with murky ties - take part in the Pyongyang expo
The 21st Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair took place in North Korea’s capital between May 21 to May 25 and was attended by up to 260 companies, according to state media coverage of the event.
NK Pro was able to identify just over 200 firms, mainly domestic in origin, that were listed as being present in promotional material obtained by NK Pro or that were identified in footage of the event.
“Ro Tu Chol, vice-premier of the Cabinet and chairman of the State Planning Commission, Kim Yong Jae, minister of External Economic Relations, officials in the field of
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