Free Trade Agreement
YES FTA Mobile Consulting ServiceKorea Customs Service begins operations of YES FTA Mobile Consulting Service starting this March in order to support SMEs which cannot afford to visit customs offices for consultation in utilizing FTAs. The service will reflex businesss need as much as possible by separating the method of supporting SMEs visiting enterprises signed up for the service or targeting the ones within certain regions. During the onsite visit, customs officials will be accompanied by public customs broker to provide comprehensive consultation and introduce them to funding programs if needed. In particular, customs officials are to provide technical advises in areas such as tariff classification, origin criteria and preferential tariff rate that businesses having difficulty with. Meanwhile, Korea Customs Service has been supporting businesses to enjoy the benefit of FTA. Indeed, the mobile consulting service supported 1,092 businesses last year and their amount of export to FTA partner countries increased by 20% year on year. Companies can apply for YES FTA mobile consulting service through KCS FTA webpage and at the customs offices. With YES FTA mobile consulting service, Korea Customs Service will actively support Korean exporting companies so that they can fully enjoy the benefit of FTA. * KCS FTA portal site: http://fta.customs.go.kr One-stop FTA Support Center * Contact point of One-stop FTA Support Centers operating YES FTA Mobile Consulting Service at: Incheon Customs 032-452-3644 / firstname.lastname@example.org Seoul Customs 02-510-1382 / email@example.com Busan Customs 051-620-6956 / firstname.lastname@example.org Daegu Customs 053-230-5183 / email@example.com Gwangju Customs 062-975-8197 / firstname.lastname@example.org Pyeongtaek Customs 031-8054-7042 / email@example.com
Models of Authorization Numbers Issued for Approved Exporters of EU Member StatesPlease refer to attached file(Models of Authorization Numbers Issued for Approved Exporters of EU Member States).
Guidebook on Generally Requested Documents for FTA Origin VerificationKorea Customs Service(KCS) published Guidebook on Generally Requested Documents for FTA Origin Verification in order to standardize the scope of requested origin supporting documents, support FTA utilization by companies and enhance the efficiency of origin verification. KCS sincerely hopes that this guidebook will be helpful for the FTA utilization by inporters and exporters. ☞ Guidebook View
Notification of Changes in Origin Criterion under Korea-US FTAThe basis of the Origin Criteria under the Korea-US FTA on HS2002 has been changed to HS2012 since January 1,, 2014. Hence, the exporter exporting to the US is to make out Certificate of Origin based on the HS code(s) of the Origin Criteria as stipulated in the Attached amended on January 1,, 2014. * As the basis of the origin criteria has been changed from HS2002 to HS2012, integration, segmentation, elimination, addition and/or other change of contents of the origin criteria have occurred. * Attached English and Korean version of Annex IV (a) and Annex VI (a) of Korea-US FTA
KOREA-US FTA Implementation InstructionsKOREA-US FTA Implementation Instructions