US warns of North Korea's global outsourcing of forced labor

July 25, 2018 - 6:15 pm

The Trump administration says North Korea may be evading U.S. and U.N. sanctions in more than 40 countries.

It says the regime may be outsourcing workers whose salaries prop up Kim Jong Un's government.

The State Department is warning that American manufacturers, buyers and service providers with those workers in their supply chains could face civil or criminal charges.

A State Department advisory also names more than 230 North Korean companies that have joint ventures with partners from China and other countries.

The National Association of Manufacturers has declined to comment.

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