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Prior confirmation of the methods of marking country of origin

3/4/2022 5:32:27 AM

Any person who wants to confirm the appropriateness of the country of origin marking prior to importation can file an application to the Commissioner to confirm it before import declaration in accordance with the Foreign Trade Management Regulation.

Notification on the Management of the KCS Origin System

Article 21 (Prior Confirmation on the Methods of Marking Country of Origin)

- Any person who intends to confirm the appropriateness of the original marking prescribed by Article 57 of Enforcement Decree of the Foreign Trade Act can file an application to the Commissioner to confirm it before import declaration is made in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 84 of the Foreign Trade Management Regulation.

- Any person who intends to apply for a prior confirmation based on the regulation of paragraph 1 should submit an application for prior confirmation of the marking method of the country of origin (Annex no.2 form) and a sample of the goods for the application. However, when it is difficult to submit a sample due to the goods’ property, etc., he/she can submit a catalog or a photograph with an identifiable marking.

- When the Commissioner receives an application prescribed by the regulation of Article 2, he/she shall confirm the appropriateness of the method of marking country origin and return the result to the applicant within 7 days from the date on which the application was received, and register it on the Customs Duty Administrative Information System. Calculation and extension of processing the application are pursuant to Civil affairs processing regulations.

- When a KCS public official examines imported goods, if the method of marking country origin is as same as the one prescribed in Article 3, he/she shall recognize the method as appropriate.

※ You can see the relevant Notification regulations and Annex applications on the KCS Legislation Information System. https://unipass.customs.go.kr/clip/index.do

 

The advance ruling of origin

Any person who intends to file an advance ruling of origin prescribed in Article 62 of Ordinance of the Foreign Trade Act can apply for an advance ruling before import declaration to the Commissioner. Relevant regulations are as follow:

Notification on the Management of the KCS Origin System

Article 22 (Determination of Origin)

- Any person who intends to obtain a determination of origin prescribed by Article 62 of Enforcement Ordinance of the Foreign Trade Act can file a request asking the Commissioner to determine the origin in accordance with subparagraph 2 of paragraph 6 of Article 91 of Ordinance of the same Act.

- Any person who intends to apply for a determination of origin prescribed by paragraph 1 shall submit a Determination of Origin Application (Annex no. 3 from) and a sample of the goods for the application. However, if it is difficult to submit a sample due to the property of goods, etc., one can submit a photograph or a catalog with identifiable markings.

- The Commissioner shall determine the origin when an application is received in accordance with the regulations of paragraph 2, and send the decision to the applicant within 60 days since the application was received, and calculation, extension, etc., of the processing period, are pursuant to civil affairs management regulations.

※ You can see the relevant Notification regulations and Annex applications on the KCS Ordinance Information System. https://unipass.customs.go.kr/clip/index.do