Step by step procedures to export from South Korea

How to export from South Korea?


What are the export registration procedures, export customs process, export cargo movement methods in South Korea? Explain the export methodology in South Korea. How to export from South Korea?


This post explains about step by step procedures that need to be finished with South Korea government authority for exportation from South Korea.


Any South Korean organization or individual has the privilege to deal with merchandise import and export. A registered trade with concerned license as per the business is must for exporting and importing of commercial products from and into South Korea. According to products nature, certain goods for import/export may be subject to an authorization, license, rules of quality or packaging, standardization or special formalities.

The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), concerned with regulating some economic policy, development of commerce, investment, industry, and energy in South Korea.

The Korean Customs Service’s (KCS) is the official customs department of South Korea which works under the Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

All export documentation must be completed correctly to avoid any missed shipments, port demurrage charges or fines to the business. The exporter should make sure that they made all of the accurate export documents that are required to get the goods delivered through the port, cleared customs, satisfy all compliance and regulations, then loaded on board the pre determined carrier.


Generally in all countries there are three stages of process for export.    One time registration procedure to obtain export licence, documentation needed for exportation and Export customs clearance formalities.   Detailed information on these three stages of exports has been mentioned separately in this website.  You may click below those information links to know more about step by step procedures on how to export:


Export Registration and Licence procedures

Export Customs procedures

Export documents required


This post explains about different phases in export process that every exporter needs to go through for completing export from South Korea.



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Clara: Hi, Could you help clarify some things? Our Korean partner - manufacturer of a product- refuses to put our Spanish company as an only manufacturer on a packaging ( without mentioning themselves). They say about difficulties that may rise during the the export process. What are these difficulties? Thank you.

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