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Security of Investment in DPRK Guaranteed by Law
Pyongyang, March 1 (KCNA) -- The DPRK encourages foreigners to make investments in the country on the principle of equality and reciprocity and neither nationalizes nor seize their invested properties, said an official of the DPRK Committee of Investment and Joint Ventures.

In an interview with KCNA, Ri Song Hyok said the DPRK law on foreign investment stipulates the principles and order for protecting the investment of foreigners and ensuring legitimate rights and interests of foreign-invested businesses.

"The law gives a full detail of the requirements of the DPRK's investment policy, foreign investment forms and methods, investors' business conditions, investment sectors, incentive measures and preferential treatment in the Rason economic and trade zone," he said.

According to the principles and order stipulated by the law, regulations have been provided on investment, joint venture, foreign business, foreign-invested business, taxation for foreigners, foreign-invested bank, land lease and Rason economic and trade zone, he added.

The law on foreign investment was adopted in the country on October 5, Juche 81 (1992) and revised in 1999 and 2004.

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