The 14th Pyongyang Autumn Trade Fair: breaking down the domestic attendance
Sanctioned entities continue to appear, while advertising spotlights domestic tech, finance, and healthcare firms
This is part one of a two-part series on September’s 14th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Exhibition. Part one concentrates on the domestic firms in attendance, while part two will cover foreign, cooperative and joint venture companies.
The 14th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair (PAITF) took place between September 17 and 21 and, according to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), over 320 companies were in attendance at this year’s edition.
Previous NK News reporting indicated that this reported number, if confirmed, represented the highest level of attendance at any of Pyongyang’s Spring or Autumn trade
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