Korea Sogyong Trading

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Korea Sogyong Trading
Revised RomanizationJoseon Seogyeong Mu-yeok Hoesa
McCune–ReischauerChosŏn Sŏkyŏng Muyŏk Hoesa

The Korea Sogyong Trading Corporation is a North Korean company that exports carpets and manufactures cigarettes.[1]


Its cigarette manufacturing business began in September 2001 when it formed a 40%-60% joint venture with British American Tobacco called Taesong-BAT;[2] as of 2005, when the venture became known to the public, Taesong-BAT employed 200 people in Pyongyang and produced 2 billion cigarettes per year.[3]

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  1. ^ Saalman, Lora (8 February 2006). "Smoke signals from BAT's North Korea venture". North Korea Economy Watch. Retrieved 10 October 2012.
  2. ^ "British American Tobacco to sell its share in Democratic People's Republic of Korea business". British American Tobacco. 8 June 2007. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ Cobain, Ian; Leigh, David (17 October 2005). "Tobacco firm has secret North Korea plant". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-05-04.