Shipping to Korea, Republic of'?

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Introduction

South Korea has the highest ecommerce penetration in Asia, with about 70% internet users shopping online. In 2015, its ecommerce sales totaled $38B USD, projecting to surpass $50B by 2018.

Taxation

The taxation for a particular country depends on the local GST/VAT, as well as the item category and its declared value.

The tax & duty threshold is the amount at which a person begins paying taxes based on the declared value of an item.


CIF: import duty and taxes are calculated based on the sum of the customs value, shipping cost and insurance.

FOB: import duty and taxes are calculated only on the customs value of the imported goods.


Country
Korea, Republic of' - KR
Currency
South Korean won - KRW
Tax (VAT / GST)
15%
Threshold Method
CIF
Tax Threshold
150 USD
Tax & Duty Calculation Method
CIF
Duty Threshold
150 USD
Incoterms
The valuation method is CIF (Cost, Insurance and Freight), which means that the import duty and taxes payable are calculated on the complete shipping value, which includes the cost of the imported goods, the cost of freight, and the cost of insurance. In addition to duty, imports are subject to sales tax, education tax, STRD tax, transportation tax, special consumption tax, and in some cases to liquor tax.
Import duties
Mobiles
8%
Tablets
8%
Computers & Laptops
8%
Cameras
0%
Accessories (no-battery)
8%
Accessories (battery)
8%
Health & Beauty
8%
Fashion
13%
Watches
8%
Jewelry
6%
Dry Food & Supplements
14%
Home & Appliances
8%
Home & Garden
8%
Toys
8%
Sports
8%
Luggage
8%
Audio Video
8%
Documents
0%
Gaming
6%
Books & Collectibles
1%
Pet Accessories
12%
To get an estimation on tax & shipping

Rates

0.5kg parcel going from Hong Kong to Korea, Republic of'
Delivery Time
Courier Rating
Services
Shipping Cost

Cheapest

HK Post - e-Express
5 - 7 working days
3.5 / 5 1230 votes

Drop-off

HK Post - e-Express
HKD 42.00

Our pick

Quantium - ePAC
4 - 6 working days
3.0 / 5 50 votes

Free Pickup

Drop-off

Quantium - ePAC
HKD 52.50

Fastest

FedEx - International Priority
2 - 3 working days
4.5 / 5 193 votes

Free Pickup

Drop-off

FedEx - International Priority
HKD 408.45

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Restrictions

The list of restricted items changes frequently, so it's always best to check the official customs page prior to sending your goods.

Restricted Items
Restricted items are goods which must meet certain conditions before going through Customs Clearance.
Fresh Food
Seeds
Endangered Plants
Endangered Animals and Pets
Currency
Hazardous Materials
Prohibited Items
Prohibited items are goods which cannot be imported into the country.
Drugs
Firearms
Explosives
Objectionable material
Counterfeit goods or materials

Shipping Documents

Shipping internationally requires a lot of documentation, which can be confusing and time consuming. Easyship generates this paperwork for you automatically based on your shipment's information, making the whole process easy.
Commercial Invoice
Battery Statement
Tax Documents & Shipping labels

Additional Information

Outside Delivery Area
The courier may apply a surcharge when delivering to less populated areas due to the higher operational costs involved.
Non-working Days
Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.
Public Holidays
Non working days also occur during public holiday. Please refer to the official Holidays Page .