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.

  1. Complete and accurate recipient information
  2. Detailed commodity description
  3. Commodity value
  4. 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.