What To Know When Sending Goods To Korea

Korea is a country in the Eastern region of Asia. The country is been bordered by Japan, Russia, and China. With an economic growth of 2.8% over 5 years, the country is dependent on imports.

Clearance Of Shipments To Korea

The Customs Service of Korea requires a vivid and elaborate commercial invoice. An accurate invoice must include the receiver’s address, a correct contact number, and the description and value of the items which are being sent.

Delivery companies that send goods to Korea (ส่ง ของ ไป เกาหลี, which is the term in Thai) require the following documents to be granted clearance by the customs;

Commercial invoice: This invoice consists of the quantity of the goods, its unit and total value, the goods description, the origin and the destination country. Note that the original copy must be presented.

Packing Lists:  This is a document with details of all the products in a shipment. Two copies of this list are usually needed.

Lading Bill: This is a document that identifies the shipper’s name, the name of the recipient, the address, the port of destination, the description of the shipment, list of freight and insurance charges. This bill is for land and sea shipments.

Import Declaration: The recipient in Korea has to prepare the import declaration. It is usually required to grant clearance.

The choice of send goods overseas dhl (ส่ง ของ ไป ต่าง ประเทศ dhl, which is the term in Thai) company you choose for your delivery matters a lot. Goods sent to Korea which are valued under $100 are permitted to enter the country without payment of Tax and Duty, but the Korean customs officers are always strict when screening such goods. However, Goods valued from $100 to $2000 which include the declared value, cost and freight are usually granted express clearance.

Shipments of prohibited goods with incomplete documentation are mostly delayed and require clear description before they are granted clearance. Goods with values above $2000 require a detailed explanation from the recipient explaining the purpose for the goods and the contents.