Tools and resources to help your company expand globally

flag South Korea South Korea: Exporting products

In this page: Customs procedures for export in South Korea | Organize a transportation of goods to and from South Korea

 

Customs procedures for export in South Korea

Customs Procedures

Restrictions
Exports from Korea are not subject to any restrictions.

«Export permission» and «Export approval» are necessary but they only concern goods internationally recognized as being subject to such restrictions (weapons, nuclear energy, missiles, toxic waste etc.). Exports to North Korea also need an official approval.

Export Taxes
No tax is levied on exports. Exports are also exempt from consumption tax.
Export Clearance
An exporter should make an accurate customs declaration by laws related to trade and customs clearance, such as the Customs Act and the Foreign Trade Act. Exporters can file an export notice to Korean Customs by computer-based shipping documents at the time of export clearance. All commodities can be freely exported unless they are included on the negative list.
More information on Korea customs service.
Necessary Declaration

Export declaration must be filed to the customs house which is in charge of the district where the goods are stored by EDI method with specifications of the goods under the name of a cargo owner, a customs broker, and a customs brokerage firm.
Declaration must be written on an export declaration form stating the description of the goods as well as quantity, value and other particulars required. List of Documents required for Exports Customs Clearance:

  • Pro Forma Invoice
  • Customs Packing List
  • Country of Origin or COO Certificate
  • Customs Invoice
  • Shipping Bill
  • Bill of Lading
  • Letter of Credit
  • Bill of Exchange
  • Export License
  • Warehouse Receipt
  • Health Certificates
 

Controlling the Quality of the Products

Quality Control Organizations
Korea Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS)
Korea Standards Association (KSA)
Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL)

Return to top

 

Organize a transportation of goods to and from South Korea

Main Useful Means of Transport
Roads are the most important infrastructure for goods carrying over 90% of the country's transport volume. Korea has 57 railroad routes and they act as the main mode of transport for large cargo.

There are eight international airports, including Incheon International Airport, and seven domestic airports. 11 scheduled airlines and 3 cargo airlines operate frequent flights between Korea and many countries around the world.

The size of the country's shipping industry was estimated to have reached 37 trillion won (US$31.2 billion) in 2019, growing from 29 trillion won in 2016 amid the global crisis, according to the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. South Korea has three main port authorities, Busan Port Authority (BPA), Incheon Port Authority (IPA) and Ulsan Port Authority (UPA). The country's shipping capacity is set to reach 1.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) by 2020, more than doubling from 500,000 TEUs in 2019.

Return to top

By Air

Airports
Korea Airports
Transport Professionals
Korean Air
Government Transport Organisations
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT)

Return to top

By Road

Transport Professionals
CJ Logistics
Government Transport Organisations
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT)

Return to top

By Rail

Transport Professionals
Korea Railroad (KORAIL)
Government Transport Organisations
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT)

Return to top

 

Any Comment About This Content? Report It to Us.

o Export Entreprises SA, All Rights Reserved.
Latest Update: June 2022