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Donald Trump can't stop trade with North Korea but he does have options

North Korea still conducts modest trade with a host of US allies, including Brazil, Germany, Mexico

Paul Mozur | NYT 

President Trump said on Sunday that the United States could consider stopping all trade with countries doing business in North Korea, in a move that could spell economic catastrophe for the pugnacious country. One problem: It would mean economic disaster for the United States as well. Despite years of economic sanctions and international condemnation, North Korea still conducts modest trade with a host of United States allies, including Brazil, Germany and Mexico. But the North’s biggest partner by far is China, which accounts for about four-fifths of its trade ...

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First Published: Tue, September 05 2017. 11:03 IST
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