December 08, 2022

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North Korea imports $2M in alcohol from China, exports huge sum of tungsten
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North Korea imports $2M in alcohol from China, exports huge sum of tungsten

Expert calls August trade figures a ‘promising sign’ for Pyongyang as country rebounds from mass COVID outbreak

North Korea imports $2M in alcohol from China, exports huge sum of tungsten
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 20, 2022
North Korean exports to China hit COVID-era high as trade continues to recover

North Korean exports to China hit COVID-era high as trade continues to recover

Despite jump, expert says figures remain far enough below pre-pandemic levels that single shipment can sway totals

North Korean exports to China hit COVID-era high as trade continues to recover
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 19, 2022
North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report

North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report

DPRK has been filling ballasts with oil instead of water in likely dangerous tactic, member state tells Panel of Experts

North Korea may be modifying cargo vessels to smuggle oil: UN report
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell September 14, 2022
North Korea in August 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in August 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from August 1, 2022 to August 31, 2022

North Korea in August 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro September 2, 2022
North Korea updates foreign trade law in apparent attempt to control money flows
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North Korea updates foreign trade law in apparent attempt to control money flows

Introduction of new rules for second time during pandemic suggests lockdown led to more restrictive business environment

North Korea updates foreign trade law in apparent attempt to control money flows
Martin Weiser
Martin Weiser August 31, 2022
US finalizes ban on rare metal from North Korea and China

US finalizes ban on rare metal from North Korea and China

Rule is designed to safeguard US national security, though DPRK likely hasn’t exported tantalum in decades

US finalizes ban on rare metal from North Korea and China
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 25, 2022
North Korea imported more than a million masks as COVID cases declined in July
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North Korea imported more than a million masks as COVID cases declined in July

Chinese trade data shows DPRK paid high per unit price, while also receiving 10 million kg of rice ahead of fall harvest

North Korea imported more than a million masks as COVID cases declined in July
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 22, 2022
North Korea’s trade with China jumps to highest level since April COVID outbreak

North Korea’s trade with China jumps to highest level since April COVID outbreak

Uptick aligns with DPRK’s self-reported decline in cases, though total trade still far below pre-pandemic peak

North Korea’s trade with China jumps to highest level since April COVID outbreak
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell August 18, 2022
North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248
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North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248

The NK News team talks latest developments on DPRK, from forced repatriation to COVID and more

North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News August 9, 2022
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