Documents required to export from South Korea

Documentation in South Korea for Export


Information provided here describes about documents required for export from South Korea.


The documents required for export from South Korea is based on the product exporting from South Korea, multilateral, bilateral or unilateral trade agreements, and other trade policies of South Korea government.  The export documents required in South Korea also depends up on the nature of goods exporting (General goods, Personal effects, Dangerous goods, Livestock etc.), regular trade policy of South Korea Government,   specific goods exporting from South Korea (Arms and ammunition, health products, food products, chemicals etc.)


However, the following documents required to export goods from South Korea:


Export Customs clearance documents required in South Korea


Customs Entry document: (specified by South Korea customs) prepared by exporter’s customs broker or exporter.

Customs bond if applicable for specific goods exporting to South Korea or to claim import benefits from South Korea government.

Legal Undertaking (LUT) if applicable to claim export benefits from South Korea government or to export specific products

Customs declarations wherever applicable:  South Korea export customs clearance declarations as per specified format of South Korea government.

Export Licence if applicable to be obtained from government agency of South Korea.

Purchase order or Letter of Credit between South Korea exporter and overseas buyer of goods.

Commercial Invoice cum packing list issued by seller of goods

Certificate of Origin issued by competent authority of origin country of goods.

Insurance Certificate issued by the government authorized insurance service provider

Certificates of Inspection if applicable:  Some of the importers demands exporter (seller) through LC or Purchase order to inspect export goods to South Korea by an internationally recognized inspection agency like SGS, BVQI, or other Quality inspecting agency. etc.

ATA CARNET/Temporary shipment certificate if applicable

Certificate of Analysis if applicable.  The buyer may insist the seller to enclose certificate of analysis about the goods.  The same certificate helps South Korea customs authorities to confirm the product imported to South Korea.

Certificate of Free Sale if applicable.  If goods are not commercially involved, a certificate of sale is attached by exporter along with goods dispatched.

Weight Certificate if applicable.   Weight certificate issued by exporter is required at various circumstances like satiability of flight, satiability of vessel, International road safety rules, import or export duty calculation, claiming export/import benefits from government etc.

Consular Invoice if applicable:  Some of the importing countries insists embassy attested documents which is mandatory at importing country to customs clear goods.


Documents required for customs in South Korea for specific products to export

Electronic Export Information if applicable

Certificate of Health or Sanitation if applicable

Generic Certificate of Origin if applicable

Dangerous Goods Certificate if applicable

Fisheries Certificate if applicable

Fumigation Certificate if applicable

Halal Certificate if applicable

Health Certificate if applicable

Ingredients Certificate if applicable

Inspection Certificate if applicable

Pre-Shipment Inspection certificate if applicable

Phytosanitary Certificate/quarantine certificate if applicable

Radiation Certificate if applicable

Dock Receipt and Warehouse Receipt if applicable

ISPM 15 (Wood Packaging) Marking certificate if applicable

Product manual or Product catalogue if applicable

Certified Engineer's Report if applicable

Chartered engineer’s certificate if applicable

Product specification certificate

Other specified documents if applicable



Bank export documents in South Korea

Purchase order or Letter of Credit

Commercial Invoice cum packing list

Pro forma Invoice

Bill of exchange

Certificate of Origin

Insurance Certificate

Certificates of Inspection if applicable

Electronic Export Information if applicable

Certificate of Health or Sanitation if applicable

Other specified documents if applicable


This post explains about various documents at different levels that required by every exporter need to be submitted with the South Korea Customs Authority.

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