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Regulations on Advertisement in Kaesong Industrial Zone Adopted

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK

    Pyongyang, March 5 (KCNA) -- The Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK adopted a decision on regulations on advertisement in the Kaesong Industrial Zone on February 25. The 22-article regulations are aimed to establish a strict order in advertising in the zone and contribute to providing conveniences for business activities there.
    According to the regulations, any enterprise, individual and economic body is free to make advertisements in the zone and may conduct advertising business when necessary.
    An advertiser shall employ technical personnel and set up equipment needed for planning, designing, manufacturing and installing ad boards and manage business.
    Regulations ban any ad hamstringing the process of improving the north-south relations, decadent and fraudulent ads, ads for commodities whose production, sale and supply are prohibited and banned services and those ads unreasonably comparing or slandering other enterprises or commodities or services.
    Ads shall be made in Korean language. An advertiser may use international official languages or other languages when necessary.
    Setting up ad boards outside is subject to the approval by the Industrial Zone Management Body. Their erection is prohibited in revolutionary historic sites and the areas where historic relics and scenic spots are under protection, natural environmental reservation area, special sanctuaries and in the places where those things may cause trouble or inconvenience to the use of city public facilities, transportation means and the traffic.
    The regulations also specify the Advertisement Management Body, means for advertising, ad contract, change in ad boards outside and the level of their cultured practice, commission, sanctions, etc.

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