Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation
About the company
Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID)
KOMID is a North Korean state-owned trading company best known for its attempts to export ballistic missile technology and equipment to dodgy regimes all over the world.
The United Nations Panel of Experts on North Korea sanctions has named KOMID as continuing to supply a range of conventional weapons, including multiple rocket launchers and surface to air missiles to the Burmese military, as well as ballistic missile systems.
Ambassador Il Choe
Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
73 Gunnersbury Avenue
Report of the Panel of Experts established pursuant to resolution 1874 (2009) – 15th March 2018
Notified 30th November 2018
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”