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KOREA (SOUTH)
(Country code: KR)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   04   30   NO   $1000
Xpresspost™ – International   104   30   YES   $1000
International Parcel™ (Surface)   404   20   YES   $1000
Tracked Packet - International   04   2   NO   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   04   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   04   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE English, Korean

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   NO
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
Money Orders™    NO    

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting:

  • agricultural products
  • animal and animal products
  • books, publications, films and videos
  • alcohol
  • candy
  • cigarettes
  • coins, banknotes and currency
  • discs and videos made abroad
  • electric appliances and telecommunication devices
  • foodstuffs
  • knives
  • health foods
  • maize (corn)
  • marine products
  • medical supplies
  • perfume
  • printed matter
  • propoganda and goods from North Korea
  • products of animal origin
  • radio equipment
  • sardines
  • seeds
  • soils samples and soil in general
  • swords
  • telecommunications equipment
  • vegetable or other plant products
  • war materials
  • weapons.

When importing agricultural and livestock products into Korea, an importer is required to apply for quarantine inspection and obtain a certificate of inspection from the relevent government agencies, which then must be attached to the import declaration.

Fresh plant products, food products and livestock products require Sanitary Quarantine Inspection Certificates from the National Plant Quarantine Service, Korea Food and Drug Administration and the National Veterinary Research & Quarantine Services respectively.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter by the Canada Post Corporation Act & Regulations (refer to the Canada Postal Guide under "Non-mailable Matter"), the following are prohibited:

  • antlers and their processed products
  • animal furs and skins
  • arms and ammunition, firearms and explosives
  • beverages and spirits
  • birds; eggs or processing products
  • birds in danger of extintion
  • bows
  • cereals
  • counterfeit products
  • currency, bank notes, securities
  • dairy products
  • drugs
  • dehydrepiandrosterone (DHEA) Hormone Drug
  • farming seeds
  • electrical machinery
  • hemp
  • honey
  • human remains by epidemic disease
  • graphite products
  • meat and meat-based products
  • military weapons
  • natural or cultured pearls
  • optical, photographic and cinematographic materials
  • oil products
  • pet foods, hay and their processed products
  • plastics and articles thereof
  • plant and plant products
  • poppy seeds
  • potatoes
  • products that violate copyright
  • prohibited tobaccos
  • precious and semi-precious stones and metals
  • raw hides and skins
  • rice
  • silkworm eggs
  • soil
  • sweet potatoes.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

Small items up to a value of 150,000 Won are admitted free of duty if appropriately labelled: gift, sample, goods returned, temporary import, etc.

The following documents may be required:

1. Commercial Invoice

2. Value Declaration

3. Certificate of Origin

4. Quarantine Inspection

5. Phytosanitary Certificate.

Custom Procedures:

The Simplified Declaration with the declaration form may be used to clear goods for import specified below without additional documents:

  • Goods with the total dutiable amount of less than 150,000 won, deemed as the goods for personal use are duty free
  • Commercial duty free samples with a value of less than US $250
  • Import Approval is exempt if a good is in the process of being designed.