South Korea customs regulation

Import and Export laws of South Korea

South Korea is a medium sized country with around 51M South Korean. Official language is Korean. South Korea uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+09:00. Currency used in South Korea is Won (KRW).

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Import Regulation

Tobacco 🚬

200 cigarettes;

50 cigars; or

250 grams of tobacco.

Prohibited β›”

Narcotics drugs.

Weaponry such as guns (including simulated ones), swords, crossbows, bullets, chemicals, and poisonous or radioactive materials.

Items which infringe upon intellectual property rights.

Counterfeit money.

Books, pictures, movies, and other media which may cause harm to the national constitution, public peace, and social customs.

Restricted ⚠️

Agricultural, forest, livestock, fishery, and plant products.

Animal and plant species and their derivative products as outlined by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) will require permissions from CITES. For more information seeConfirmation of Required Conditions for Export and Import.

All pets are subject to importation requirements, and some may be prohibited. For further information, please visit the Animal and Plant Quarantine AgencyExport/Import Quarantine & Inspection.

Other rules ℹ️

60 mL of perfume.

Duty-free purchases must not exceed US$600.

Other personal items worth up to US$400.

Export Regulation

Prohibited β›”

All items on the prohibited to import list.

Restricted ⚠️

Luxury watches, cameras, jewellery, gems, fur, and A-level golf clubs.

Foreign currency and Korean won exceeding the value of US$10,000 must be declared.

High priced items that have been declared upon entry need to be declared upon exit.

Articles specified by other laws and regulations, such as cultural assets.

Gold which is not part of personal jewellery such as gold bars must be declared.

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