South Korean vendor of North Korean products not violating sanctions: MOU
Goods were all imported prior to 2010 imposition of 'May 24 Measures'
A South Korean e-Commerce platform selling North Korean goods including alcohol, antiques, and rare mushrooms has not breached sanctions, its owners and the Ministry of Unification told NK Pro on Wednesday, despite unilateral sanctions prohibiting all inter-Korean trade.
Kharon – a sanctions-risk resource platform – flagged Hwaibeo in a brief last week, pointing out that its koreadpr.co.kr shop stocked “multiple pieces of artwork” by individuals working for the UN sanctions-designated Mansudae Art Studio.
An NK Pro analysis of the website further showed that it offers dried Chaga-mushrooms, despite North Korea being banned from all forms
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