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South Korea Import Restrictions

In order to enter South Korea, certain goods are subject to specific controls and, regardless of their value and quantity, they require the consent of South Korea government, preferably, license must be obtained prior to passage through the customs, preventing the goods from being retained. On this page, you will see what kinds of items are prohibited from entering the South Korea, and which items need special documentation before exporting to South Korea.

Import restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from Republic of Korea authorities before posting:

Special documentation

Small items to a value of 70,000 won are admitted free of duty if appropriately labelled gift, sample, goods returned, temporary import, and so on.


In addition to items prohibited by Dangerous and Prohibited Goods & Packaging Post Guide and ECI International Courier Regulations, Republic of Korea prohibits:

Transporting food of any kind is prohibited under ECI Platinum.