Despite the heavy sanctions against the government of North Korea, there are still a number of state websites promoting business. Also included are links to joint-venture companies, and the few organizations that are active in providing business consultancy in the DPRK.


PYONGYANG-BASED


Korean National Insurance Corporation

http://www.knic.com.kp/kp/home.php

The first and one of the most interesting websites on the list. Available in English & Korean, the site represents the controversial national insurance company of North Korea.

Manmulsang

http://www.manmulsang.com.kp

A business website that promotes the many products of North Korea that are available for export. The Website is available in Korean, English, & Chinese, and has contact details.


OUTSIDE OF KOREA


Taedonggang Patent & Trademark Law Office

http://www.tptloffice.com

A website about patents and legal issues in Korea. The site states that it is based in Pyongyang, however it has not been updated for several years. The content on the site is exclusively in English.

Pyeonghwa Motors

http://www.pmcgroup.co.kr/eng

A joint-venture between North Korea and the staunchly anti-Communist Unification Church. Billboards for the company’s “Peace Car” are one of the few advertisements you will see in the DPRK.


FOREIGN COMPANIES


Pioneers Korea

http://www.pioneerskorea.com

A China-based business consultant firm that specializes in navigating the world of North Korean business.

Hay, Kalb & Associates

hhttp://www.haykalb.com/index1.html

A very dated website, but the main one to come up when you search for business consultants dealing with North Korea. In addition, they also offer legal services. The website’s content is available in multiple languages.

Korea Business Consultants

(Defunct) http://www.kbc-global.com

This website is currently offline, but deserves special mention. Roger Barrett was previously at the forefront of opening the DPRK to foreign investment – something he had mixed success with.