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Old 05-23-2010, 04:36 AM
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Few investors can boast the one-of-a-kind global pedigree of Felix Abt. Since 2002, the Swiss businessman has found his calling as a point man for Western investments in ó of all places ó North Korea, where he helped found the Pyongyang Business School in 2004. He also presided over the European Business Association in Pyongyang, a group in the capital that acts as a de facto chamber of commerce. A few years ago, that position led him to help set up the first "European Booth" featuring around 20 European companies each year at the Pyongyang Spring International Trade Fair, an annual gathering of 270 foreign and North Korean companies currently underway in the hermit kingdom until Thursday.

Yet Abt, 55, who lives in Vietnam and therefore won't be attending the trade fair this year, laments the giant cloud hanging over the country: in recent years, political turmoil on the peninsula has raised the stakes even further for doing business in North Korea ó even for the country's main patron, China. Though investors have always faced the prospect of sanctions, he says, the situation has worsened after the United States ratcheted up sanctions on the government in 2006 on allegations that it was counterfeiting U.S. dollars. And in 2006 and 2009 the Kim Jong-il regime tested two small nuclear bombs, prompting heavier sanctions from the United Nations in 2006. Recently, tensions with Seoul have spiked over the March sinking of a South Korean corvette in waters near the North.

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I tried to post a poll with this, but couldn't figger it out (particularly since the SO offered to buy me breakfast and I'm running late! )

Personally, I wouldn't touch a thing that came close to being associated with Kim Jong "Makes Me Sick" Il!
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:24 AM
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not if I knew it was from there or Iran.
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Amen! North Korea is just a time bomb, like Iran! It amazes me that anyone would try to promote doing business with these tyrants!
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Nope...no way
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This thread will tell you how to how to read the bar codes and know where it was made.

http://mybargainbuddy.com/forums/showthread.php?t=95580
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nope, wouldnt touch their stuff
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