Other countries should purchase statues made in North Korea. After all, why not? Every country should be free to choose who it does business with without interference from other countries or multi-national governing bodies. If North Korea makes a good product that other people want, then all the more power to them.
I believe that other countries should purchase statues made in the North Korea. The North Korean statue export is not a bad thing since each and every country have their own products and services that they export. Since the statue is not something illegal, they should earn money from it through export.
You get a glimpse of their world through the website run by Cecioni. It shows quite a variety of medium and subject matter, with a bias towards flowers and soldiers. These highly skilled craftsmen, largely anonymous, working for a higher good and not interested in profit inhabit a very different world from artists elsewhere - and not one many would envy.
But if your taste - ironic or otherwise - leads you to want a statue in the classic bronze-giant-hailing-a-taxicab pose, then who you gonna call?
No, other countries should not purchase statues made in North Korea because we should not support its economy. The rest of the world should shut off North Korea. Once the country cannot make any more money, it may try to make deals and become more peaceful. That is the hope.