Avoiding DPRK-related sanctions exposure:

how NK Pro can help

While diplomacy sparked hopes in some quarters that the global sanctions regime might start loosening to facilitate DPRK-related investment, the reality is that sanctions designations have continued to emerge in a variety of jurisdictions. Even in the wake of the 2018 Singapore Summit, for example, the U.S. Treasury Department released a sanctions and enforcement advisory that warned firms of the consequences of both deliberate and unwitting trade and exchange with the DPRK.

In this context, the NK Pro Company Database – combined with exclusive NK Pro business-focused news reporting and analysis – can help both financial institutions and private companies conduct enhanced due diligence on customers, partners and manufacturers who may have an undeclared presence or interest in working in the DPRK.

Avoid fines, penalties, and investigation 

Download our White Paper on DPRK sanctions for further insight into how NK Pro can help you better protect yourself from unwanted exposure.

NK Company Database

The world’s only directory of North Korean businesses and companies that operate in and outside of North Korea.

At a time when secondary sanctions continue to prevail, knowledge of the wide range of DPRK business networks can be helpful in avoiding penalties. Save precious time tracking down impossible North Korean companies and stay ahead of emerging risks and sanctions issues.

Bringing together information from UN Security Council Resolutions, Panel of Expert Reports and U.S. Treasury listings, our NK Company Database includes in-depth sanctions information for a range of DPRK-linked companies.

Gov / Military: Gain rapid-fire access to leaders’ biographies and historical data to guide internal briefings prior to meetings with DPRK officials. This includes leaders’ resumes, developments in their career and rank.

Corporate Sector: Both in terms of identifying key economic officials, emerging economic areas of priority.

Academia: Research on changing priorities and trends in leadership.

News and media: Understand changes in leadership after a major reshuffle and cross reference data to verify possible purges. Quickly identify information about key figures and who they meet.

NGOs: Gain rapid-fire access to leaders’ biographies and historical data to guide internal briefings prior to meetings with DPRK officials.

How are clients are using the NK Company Database:

Listed in English, Chinese and Korean for easy name checking, company profiles provide basic background information, contact information, related news about the company, types of import or export items and, most importantly, the company’s current UN sanctions status.

The most up-to-date North Korea
company database in the world

The NK Pro Company Database is the most exhaustive and regularly updated business directory to focus exclusively on the DPRK.

DETAILED COMPANY PROFILES

Including more than 3,000 profiles of companies doing business from or with the DPRK, individual records can provide photos, factory data, contact details, brochures, sanctions information, and more.

UNIQUE DATA SOURCES

Combining data from a unique range of primary sources – many unavailable elsewhere – the database is a must for anyone attempting to understand the DPRK business/economic sectors.

EXPANDED REGULARLY

Leveraging the full breadth of Korea Risk Group's DPRK expertise, the database receives updates on an often monthly basis. NK Pro offers push notifications for those tracking the sector closely.

At the click of a mouse, the NK Pro Company Database helps users understand exactly:

  • what domestic companies are manufacturing which product types inside the DPRK;
  • which foreign firms may be active or exploring the North Korea market;
  • if a company has been sanctioned by either the UN Security Council or the U.S; 
  • whether an entity has been mentioned by the UN Panel of Experts in its investigations;
  • and much, much more...

Combining data from exclusive NK Pro sources, official state media, especially acquired trade brochures & directories, UN reports, unilateral country-level sanctions designations, and more, the NK Company Database is the largest public-facing DPRK company database in the world.

The Aviation Tracker

The Aviation Tracker tracks commercial flights to, from, and within North Korea.

The world’s only North Korea-specific tool for observing flights going into and out of the DPRK.

Track commercial flights to, from, and within North Korea.

The Aviation Tracker is designed to help you measure the North’s economic activities--especially the transportation of sanctioned materials--as well as understand shifting trends in tourism, and visualize North Korea’s diplomatic relations.

Using radio technology, visual sightings and other open sources, the NK Pro Aviation Tracker provides comprehensive information on the movement of aircraft to, from and within North Korea. Based on historical data going back to 1970, our flight data comes from a unique combination of three sources aggregated in a way not used anywhere else.

Some examples of how you can use the tracker:

  • Kim Jong Un’s bodyguards arrive in Hanoi on Air Koryo IL-76 cargo plane
  • In unusual move, five Air Koryo planes head to Vladivostok on Monday
  • U.S.A.F. cargo plane left Pyongyang on Saturday morning, flight purpose unknown
  • Amid increased sanctions, Air Koryo flights decreased by 22% in 2017: data
  • Orascom private jet pays unreported trip to North Korea

The NK Pro Company Database

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  • Tracks the public appearance of senior North Korean elites alongside either Kim Jong Un, Kim Jong Il or Kim Il Sung since 1994
  • Detect changes in economic priorities and policy changes
  • Access individual biographies of nearly 500 elites
  • Map out visits.

Tracking elite appearances can provide useful clues about North Korean policy and the positioning of senior figures within the regime.

How our clients use it:

Gov / Military: Gain rapid-fire access to leaders’ biographies and historical data to guide internal briefings prior to meetings with DPRK officials. This includes leaders’ resumes, developments in their career and rank.

Corporate Sector: Both in terms of identifying key economic officials, emerging economic areas of priority.

Academia: Research on changing priorities and trends in leadership.

News and media: Understand changes in leadership after a major reshuffle and cross reference data to verify possible purges. Quickly identify information about key figures and who they meet.

NGOs: Gain rapid-fire access to leaders’ biographies and historical data to guide internal briefings prior to meetings with DPRK officials.

Get precise and actionable business insights

Get push notifications from the NK Pro Company Database when new firms are added to the system, with accompanying news and analysis.

Filter entity list with multiple criteria

  • View companies specifically under United Nations, U.S, or EU sanctions 

  • Browse companies mentioned – but not designated – in UN reports

  • Use map view to browse entities based on approximate location

  • Filter entities according to category

  •  Search function for locating specific entities of concern

Company profiles combine multiple sources of data

  • View sanctions designations or citations of UN report mentions for scores of DPRK-linked companies worldwide

  • Contact information typically provided within profile view, including phone numbers, addresses, and emails

  • Individual company bios written by NK Pro detail in-country activities, related photos, facility information, and more.

  • Profiles include aggregated mentions of company in both official DPRK and third party media

Business-focused news and analysis

  • Exclusive news on DPRK-related business developments

  • Analysis on emerging market/economic trends

  • Regular coverage of DPRK trade fairs and business-focused seminars
Inquire about access today
Request our DPRK Sanctions White Paper today

The most up-to-date North Korea
company database in the world

The NK Pro Company Database is the most exhaustive and regularly updated business directory to focus exclusively on the DPRK.

At the click of a mouse, the NK Pro Company Database helps users understand exactly:

  • what domestic companies are manufacturing which product types inside the DPRK;
  • which foreign firms may be active or exploring the North Korea market;
  • if a company has been sanctioned by either the UN Security Council or the U.S; 
  • whether an entity has been mentioned by the UN Panel of Experts in its investigations;
  • and much, much more...

Get push notifications from the NK Pro Company Database when new firms are added to the system, with accompanying news and analysis.

Get precise and actionable business insights

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