Norinco is considered by many to be a laughable company and many do not understand how they have managed to stay in business. Most also consider them to be nothing more than a parasite on the industry. Many of their products are inferior versions of other company’s weapon systems and what little they have developed on their own is generally of shoddy quality at best. However, while they may not do a booming trade in the traditional venues, they do significant business in the shadows of society where minor inconveniences such as paperwork are generally overlooked. Their cheap prices also make their products attractive to the less savory elements of the world.