Spring International Trade Fair doubles in size

The 17th annual Pyongyang’s Spring International Trade Fair was held last week and attracted around 300 companies, according to domestic media reports.

The 2014 fair appears to have significantly grown in size from 140 companies in 2013 and for the first time occupied two halls at the Three-Revolution Exhibition House: the New Technology Innovation Hall and the Heavy Industry Hall.

“The fair is more diverse in style of display than the past, and it witnesses more active consultation among companies for economic and technological exchanges and businesses,” KCNA reported.

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The opening of the 17th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair

In addition to domestic companies, the fair drew participants from China, New Zealand, Germany, Malaysia, Mongolia, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Italy, Thailand, Cuba, Poland and Taiwan, according to a report on state television.

Among dignitaries who attended the opening was:

  • Kim Yong Jin, vice-premier of the cabinet
  • Ri Ryong Nam, minister of foreign trade
  • O Ryong Chol, vice-minister of foreign trade.
  • Kim Song Dok, vice-chairman of the Pyongyang City People’s Committee
  • Ri Hak Gwon, head of the DPRK Chamber of Commerce
  • Pak Ung Sik, director general of the Korean International Exhibition Corp.

A list of exhibiting companies was not released, although state media images and reports revealed the following:

Rodong Sinmun coverage of the 17th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair

Rodong Sinmun coverage of the 17th Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair

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