February 22, 2020


Information related to companies trading in and out of North Korea

U.S. blacklists two companies for North Korean overseas labor sanctions breaches

New Treasury designations come as China, Russia, South Korea call for various levels of sanctions relief for DPRK

Jacob Fromer January 14, 2020

Uptick of pixellation, blurring on North Korean TV and web properties

Effort to obfuscate pictures and video increasingly widespread, but inconsistently applied

Chad O'Carroll January 3, 2020

Prestigious Pyongyang shoe factory appears to be making inventory for export

Photos show labels in English and featuring international sizing measures

Chad O'Carroll December 27, 2019

Construction of stalled China-DPRK tourist zone near Samjiyon sees new progress

Long-planned Mubong Special Zone part of wider developments in Yanbian’s cross-border projects

Colin Zwirko December 26, 2019

Indonesia wants to import North Korea’s Taedonggang beer, boost other trade

Plans would add to what Indonesian ambassador said were Pyongyang brewery's $2 million in exports to China

Colin Zwirko December 20, 2019

NK Pro investigation sheds light on Air China's N. Korea fueling arrangements

Jet fuel transfers to Air China raise questions about where Pyongyang is getting supply from

NK News December 16, 2019

Photos of Air China refueling in Pyongyang raise questions about supply-lines

Despite sanctions and short route distance, Air China’s 737s regularly connect to Air Koryo fuel trucks

Chad O'Carroll | Jacob Fromer December 16, 2019

New North Korean intranet portal boasts job recruitment service for businesses

“Self-Development” portal adds to plethora of sites offering shopping, delivery, and online document services

Colin Zwirko December 10, 2019

Hong Kong company's DPRK-flagged tanker conducted ship-to-ship transfer: Japan

The Mu Bong 1 has been recommended by the U.S. Treasury and a UN panel for suspected sanctions-busting activities

Colin Zwirko November 26, 2019

Orascom financed LED displays on Pyongyang's Ryugyong Hotel: sources

Rumors also re-emerge about restaurants under-development in the hotel, which could open "next year"

Chad O'Carroll November 26, 2019
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