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1970 - 2000

HISTORY1970 - 2000

  1. 1999

    1. 1999 Customs Administration

      Jan 14
      The Paperless Import Declaration System was put into operation on a trial basis and expanded into nationwide operation in April
      September
      September The Investigation and Surveillance Information System was established.
  2. 1998

    1. 1998 Customs Administration

      April
      The integrated automatic document system (Handy Office) was put in place.
      Aug 25
      The KCS HQ moved to Government Complex Daejon.
      Oct 15
      The KCS proclaimed and began to implement the Customs Service Charter.
  3. 1997

    1. 1997 Customs Administration

      May
      The official website of the KCS was established.
  4. 1996

    1. 1996 Customs Administration

      August
      Invoked a recall for the first time ordering the goods which violated the country of origin labeling requirements to be carried into the bonded area
  5. 1992

    1. 1992 Customs Administration

      June
      The KCS established the Comprehensive Six-Year Plan for EDI-based automated clearance.
  6. 1989

    1. 1989 Customs Administration

      August
      The Advance Reporting System for in-bond transportation was introduced.
  7. 1987

    1. 1987 Customs Administration

      May
      The KCS formed and operated the Customs Volunteer Group for 1988 Seoul Olympics.
  8. 1986

    1. 1986 Customs Administration

      February
      Korea began to fully implement the Customs Valuation Agreement of the GATT.
  9. 1985

    1. 1985 Customs Administration

      June
      Korea became a conditional contracting party to the HS Convention.
  10. 1971

    1. 1971 Organizational structure

      November
      The first customs attache from the KCS was seconded to Tokyo, Japan.
  11. 1970

    1. 1970 Organizational structure

      August
      The Korea Customs Service (with 3 Offices, 2 Bureaus, 7 Divisions, and 2 Departments) was inaugurated.
      September
      The Smuggling Reporting Center was established.
  12. 1878

    1. 1878 Organizational structure

      September
      Dumojin Maritime Customs Office opened.