March 04, 2021


Information related to companies trading in and out of North Korea


North Korean businesses thrived in Africa despite the pressure of UN sanctions

A draft U.N. Panel of Experts report suggests North Koreans were working in Senegal and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Min Chao Choy February 12, 2021

‘I didn’t even get to say goodbye’: South Koreans remember Kaesong’s sudden end

Five years ago, the Kaesong Industrial Complex shut down and sent thousands of North and South Koreans packing

Jeongmin Kim February 10, 2021

North Korea in Jan. 2021: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Jan. 1, 2021 to Jan. 31, 2021

NK Pro February 3, 2021

US hits North Korean official and Chinese firms with non-proliferation measures

The State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation last targeted a DPRK individual in 2016

Min Chao Choy January 25, 2021

Cigarette paper sales to North Korea go up in smoke with $2.5 million in fines

An Indonesian firm was hit with two back-to-back fines for violating sanctions with cigarette papers

Min Chao Choy January 18, 2021

Indonesian company fined $1 million for selling cigarette papers to North Korea

U.S. Treasury fined the paper manufacturer for violating sanctions using 28 separate U.S. dollar wire transfers

Min Chao Choy January 15, 2021

Statues in Africa traced back to North Korean artists making money for regime 

A new report suggests that two North Korean artists are using a front company to make the DPRK dollars

Min Chao Choy January 15, 2021

China-DPRK trade was on the rise, but plunged in 2020 over COVID-19

North Korea leaned into unsustainable trade deficits with China, and then COVID-19 disrupted it all

Min Chao Choy January 5, 2021

North Korea in Dec. 2020: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from Dec. 1, 2020 to Dec. 31, 2020

NK Pro January 1, 2021

Russian workers leave North Korea as joint coal project nears year-long shutdown

Some employees of RasonConTrans remain in border city despite COVID-19 lockdown putting indefinite pause on business

Colin Zwirko December 24, 2020
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