Shipping to South Korea: The Definitive eCommerce Guide

This guide is designed to show you everything you need to know about setting up your shipping strategy in South Korea. Unlock your growth, by utilizing our tools and expertise, in serving millions of shipments to South Korea and beyond.

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South Korea eCommerce Facts & Figures

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Shipping Rates & Couriers to South Korea

Easyship offers a wide range of couriers & services that ship to South Korea. Link your own courier account, or use our pre-negotiated rates to show the fastest, cheapest and best value deliver options for every customer.

South Korea Shipping Tips & Information

Get helpful South Korea shipping tips & information. Find out about public holidays and non-working days before you ship.

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When shipping to South Korea, ensure you pack shipments securely. See our guide .

Popular eCommerce platforms in South Korea are Amazon , eBay & Shopify .

Payment methods used by South Korea are Debit card & credit card

Some merchants in South Korea provide free shipping to consumers.

Saturday and Sunday are considered non-working days. You may experience delays for your shipments on these days.

Public holidays are also considered as non-working days. Please refer to the country's official Public Holiday page for specific holiday dates. Please refer to the official Holidays Page

South Korea eCommerce Facts & Figures

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.

South Korea calculates using the CIF method, which means the duty and taxes are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as shipping costs. See more about calculation methods here

Duties & Tax Details For South Korea

Currency: South Korean won (KRW)

Calculation Method: CIF

Tax Threshold: 150 USD

Tax (VAT/GST): 15%

Tax & duties are calculated on the price of the products only

Duty Threshold: 150 USD

Import Duty Product Categories

Shipment items in an order will have relevant duties charged at this rate

Mobiles

8 %

Tablets

8 %

Computers

8 %

Cameras

0 %

Accessories

8 %

Accessories (Battery)

8 %

Health & Beauty

8 %

Fashion

13 %

Watches

8 %

Jewelry

6 %

Pets Accessories

12 %

Dry Food & Supplements

14 %

Home Appliances

8 %

Home Gardening

8 %

Toys

8 %

Sports

8 %

Luggage

8 %

Audio Video

8 %

Documents

0 %

Gaming

6 %

Books & Collectibles

1 %

We try our best to keep this information as accurate as possible, but this information is liable to change at any time.

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Shipping Documentation to South Korea

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

South Korea Customs: Shipping Restrictions & Prohibited Items

Confused on South Korea customs and regulations? Before shipping to South Korea (or any country), it's important to know if there are any special arrangements to make when sending them or even if they are legal at all. Get shipping regulations for South Korea and other countries at Easyship.

Restricted Items

  • Currency

  • Endangered Animals

  • Endangered Plants

  • Fresh Food

  • Hazardous Materials

  • Seeds

Prohibited Items

  • Counterfeit Goods

  • Drugs

  • Explosives

  • Firearms

  • Objectionable Publications

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

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