Korea - Shipments Valued up to USD$100
On Sept. 1, 2014, Korean customs introduced a new customs requirement for informal shipments valued up to USD$100. The HS (Harmonized System) code for these shipments must be provided on the air waybill. If the HS code is not provided, shipments may be inspected and delayed by customs. A list of HS codes for commodities imported into Korea can be found at hscode.org.
Korean customs began screening non-dutiable shipments with a declared value up to USD$100 on July 1, 2009. To avoid customs clearance and delivery delays, shippers must continue to provide the following information on the air waybill and supporting shipping documents.
- Complete and accurate recipient information
- Detailed commodity description
- Commodity value
- Quantity of commodity
The accurate, fair market value must appear on the air waybill and supporting shipping documents for all items; including but not limited to, samples, items for repair, replacements and used items.