Tax: up to 10%

Duties: up to 18%

Restricted items: Refurbished Goods, Second-hand Goods, and Products Produced by Samsung

Non-working days: Saturday, Sunday, and Public Holidays

Lead times: 3 - 4 Weeks

Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier 

Prominent Languages: Korean

The Complexities of Importing into South Korea

To maintain its reputation as a global leader in ICT, South Korea invests heavily in innovative technology. As such, it has a booming Tech market with an almost insatiable thirst for data processing technologies, making it an attractive destination for trade and industry worldwide.

For those looking to import into South Korea, there are some critical factors to consider. Details such as compliance requirements, restrictions on second-hand and Samsung goods, and intricate free-trade structures provide an elaborate set of variables prospective shippers should take into account.

How TecEx Can Help You Import into South Korea

TecEx can handle every customs and compliance hurdle there is. Our evolving archive of customs and compliance requirements ensures that we can deliver a tailor-made solution to suit your exact needs. Our team of experts is committed to ensuring your goods arrive at the destination quickly and safely without incident, completing thorough pre-compliance checks. We offer Importer of Record (IOR) services in more than 200 terminals worldwide with 100% accurate, fully landed costings in record time. Over the years, we have successfully cleared restricted goods into South Korea on behalf of our clients, providing them with hassle-free shipping from pick-up to final delivery.

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