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Origin Verification Modalities by FTA

Origin Verification Modality

 

 • Overview of Origin Verification

아이콘  Icon Country of Origin is verified by targeting the domestic importer, exporter, producer, issuing-authority of the origin

      supporting documents as well as the exporter or producer of the FTA contracting party in order to confirm

      the origin of the exported/imported goods and to verify whether or not preferential tariff treatment was duly

      granted to the goods.

아이콘  Icon Origin Verification is conducted after categorizing them into export verification and import verification and different

       modality for origin verification is applied under each FTA

 

 • Verification Modalities by Agents

아이콘  Icon Direct Verification (American Style): direct verification conducted by Customs in Importing Party targeting the overseas

      exporter

아이콘  Icon Indirect Verification (European Style): Customs in the exporting country conducted origin verification on domestic

      exporter as requested by the importing country. Officials from the

      importing country’s competent authority can join the verification as an observer.

아이콘  Icon Combination of Direct and Indirect Verification (Asian Style)

 

 • Verification Modalities by FTA

Free Trade
Agreement

Indirect Verification

Direct Verification

Reply Period*

Korea-Chile

-

Verification questionnaire
or letter, Verification visit

-

Korea-Singapore

(In sequence)

To send a request for provision of cost and
production statement and information to
exporter or producer through Customs in the
exporting country.

Verification visit after the        indirect cerification                conducted.

-

Korea-EFTA

To send a request for origin verification to
Customs of the exporting country and to
participate in the verification procedures as an
observer

-

10 months

Korea-ASEAN

(In sequence)

To send a request for origin verification to
the issuing authority of the exporting country

Verification visit after the        indirect cerification                conducted.

2 months

Korea-India

(In sequence)

To send a request for origin verification to
the issuing authority of the exporting country

Verification letter or
Verification visit after the        indirect verification                 conducted.

3 months

Korea-EU

To send a request for origin verification to
Customs of the exporting country and to
participate in the verification process as an
observer.

-

10 months

Korea-Peru

To send a written request for provision of
additional information to exporter or producer
through the competent authority of the
exporting country

Verification visit with              officials from a
competent authority

150 days

Korea-US

Applying indirect verification modality
(on textileproducts only)

Verification questionnaire
or letter, Verification visit

Textile:
6months

*Reply period refers to the answering period that the exporting country’s verification-authorized body provides a reply

    to the importing country’s verification-authorized body.

 

Remarks

아이콘  Icon ASEAN States (10)

Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,
Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines,
Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

아이콘  Icon EFTA States (4)

Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein,
Island

아이콘  Icon EU States (27)

England, Ireland, France, Portugal,
Spain, Italia, Greece, Austria,
Luxemburg, Belgium, Netherland,
Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland,
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,
Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia,
Cyprus, Malta, Bulgaria, Rumania