What is import ? (Clause 1, Article 2 of the Customs Law)

An import refers to the carried in foreign goods into Korea (those which have gone through the bonded area refers to the carried in items from the bonded area) or those consumed or used in Korea including ones used or consumed within the means of transportation in Korea. According to Article 239 of the Customs Law, the goods which pertain to the consumption or the use that do not meet the criteria for import are exceptions.

Flow chart of import clearance procedure

Import Clearance Procedures under FTA