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Scope of Allowance for the Customs Clearance of Postal Items

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Prohibited items for import

The items mentioned below are the goods prohibited from being imported under the provisions of Article 234 of the Customs Act, and importing any of these items without permission may result in punishment under the relevant laws and regulations.

  • Books, publications, pictures, movies, music records, video works, sculptures or any other items of similar nature that may disturb the constitutional order or be harmful to the public security or social customs
  • Items which may be used to disclose any confidential information of the government or engage in spy activities
  • Counterfeit or altered items or replicas of money, bonds or other marketable securities

Duty imposition and exemption

Duty-free items
  • The following postal items are duty-free, and you must pay duties for any goods which exceed the duty-free allowance.
  • Goods with a total dutiable value of not more than 150,000 won which are received by a domestic resident and recognized to be intended for personal use
  • Goods recognized to be used as samples with a dutiable value of not more than US$250
  • Articles which are among the goods imported by a person participating in an exhibition or any other equivalent event for the purpose of handing them out to visitors for free and are recognized to be appropriate for such purpose by the head of the relevant customs office on condition that their value per visitor are not more than US$5
  • Goods subject to duty exemption

However, if the sum of the dutiable values of goods which fall under any of the following cases exceeds the Personal Use Recognition Criteria for Small-sum Goods for personal use, they shall be excluded from the category of duty-free goods and customs duties shall be imposed on them based on the sum of their dutiable values:

  • In case where any goods subject to duties brought in through a bill of lading (B/L) or an air waybill (AWB) are divided in order to undergo import customs clearance within the scope of duty-free allowance
  • In case where goods which entered the port in two or more occasions on the same day (based on the B/L or AWB) undergo import customs clearance, except in the case of goods brought in from two or more foreign countries
  • In case where any goods subject to duties purchased from the same supplier on the same day are divided and shipped in to undergo import customs clearance within the scope of duty-free allowance
Goods subject to duties

You must pay duties and internal taxes specified by the Customs Act and internal tax-related laws for the following postal items:

  • Goods which are not recognized to be intended for personal use even if their total dutiable value is not more than 150,000 won
  • Goods with a total dutiable value exceeding 150,000 won which are received by a domestic resident
  • Goods with a dutiable value exceeding US$250 which are intended for use as samples

Personal Use Recognition Criteria for Small-sum Goods

Personal Use Recognition Criteria for Small-sum Goods
Kinds Item Names Personal Use Recognition Criteria(Duty-free allowances) Remarks
Agricultural, forest, fishery and livestock products Sesame oil, sesame seed, honey, bracken 5kg each
  • Any goods exceeding the duty-free allowance for customs clearance are subject to confirmation of the requirements applicable to it.
    (In the case of goods subject to the Plant Protection Act, the Act on the Prevention of Livestock Epidemics, and the Aquatic Animal Disease Control Act, the requirements applicable to even the items being within the scope of duty- free allowance for customs clearance must be confirmed by all means.)
Mushrooms, bonnet bellflower roots 5kg each
Walnut 5kg
Pine nuts 1kg
Beef, pork 10kg each
Beef jerky 5kg
Fishery products 5kg each
Other 5kg each
Oriental medicine materials Ginseng (undried, white, red) 300g in total
  • Deer antlers are subject to quarantine inspection and customs clearance up to 500g (including the duty-free allowance) with customs duties imposed on them.
  • Any goods exceeding the duty-free allowance are subject to confirmation of the requirements applicable to it.
Sanghwang mushroom 300g
Deer antlers 150g after quarantine inspection
Other oriental medicine materials 3kg each
Disgusting foods such as snakes, snake wine, tiger bone wine, etc.
  • Subject to CITES regulation
Drugs the misuse or overuse of which is feared, such as Viagra, etc.
  • Only the determined quantity is cleared through the customs before prescription.
Health functional foods 6 bottles in total
  • Goods being within the scope of duty-free allowance are exempt from confirmation of the requirements applicable to them. However, the following items are subject to confirmation of the requirements applicable to them:
    • - Goods containing any ingredients subject to CITES regulation (for example, musk, etc.)
    • - Goods whose import is banned or whose harmfulness has been notified by the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, or goods whose ingredient labeling is not clear on the outer package
    • - A single finished drug which contains ephedrine, norephedrine, pseudoephedrine, ergotamine, or ergometrine
  • Any goods exceeding the duty-free allowance are subject to confirmation of the requirements applicable to it. However, the health functional food which is imported by a patient in order to treat his or her disease may be exempt from confirmation of the requirements applicable to it within a proper scope based on a doctor’s note, etc.
Medicines 6 bottles in total
(In the case of more than 6 bottles, a three-month dosage for drug use)
Crude drug (herbal medicinal) preparations Hair regenerative agent 100ml × 2 bottles
Manufactured pills 8g sets × 20 bottles
Dapyeonhwan, Insambonghwang 10T x 3 cartons
Antiflammatory agent 50T × 3 bottles
Gusimhwan 400T × 3 bottles
Sogalhwan 30T × 3 bottles
Hwallakhwan, sampyeonhwan 10 tablets
Baekbonghwan, Uhwangcheongsimhwan 30 tablets
Invigorants with unknown ingredients, such as shiquen dabu tang (十全大補湯), snake powder (蛇粉), Nokbogo (鹿胎暠), Chupungtugol-hwan (秋風透骨丸), vermillion (朱砂), tiger bone (虎骨), miscellaneous bone (雜骨), bear gall bladder (熊膽), powdered bear gall bladder (熊膽粉), miscellaneous bear gallbladder (雜膽), sea bear penis (海狗腎), deer kidney (鹿腎), musk (麝香), nambo(男寶), yeobo(女寶), chunbo(春寶), cheong-chunbo(靑春寶), and gangryeok-chunbo(强力春寶) Subject to the Pharmaceutical Affairs Act.
Narcotic drugs Fenfluramine tablets, Amfepramon Hydrochloride tablets, methamphetamine, opium, marijuana, etc. Subject to the Act on the Control of Narcotics, etc.
Wild animal-related products Tiger skins, wild animal skins and stuffed animals
  • Subject to CITES regulation.
Preference items Liquor 1 bottle (not more than 1ℓ)
  • Any goods whose dutiable value exceeds KRW 150,000 are subject to a customs duty.
  • Liquor is subject to liquor and education taxes
Cigarette 200 cigarettes
Cigar 50 cigars
Electronic cigarette 20ml nicotine solution
Other types of tobacco 250g
Perfume 60ml
Other
  • The customs clearance of other goods for personal use may be recognized and permitted at the discretion of the head of the customs office.
  • Goods subject to confirmation by the head of a customs office shall comply with the provisions of each of the relevant laws and regulations.

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