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Important Information

 02/09/2018

2018 Pyeonchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics

2018 Winter Olympics will be held between 9th and 25th February, and 2018 Winter Paralympics will be held between 9th and 18th March in Pyeongchang, South Korea. During this period, the import and delivery of goods for the Games shall follow the procedure below.
  • Olympics and Paralympics related shipments are eligible for special duty/tax exemption, but special duty exemption clearance is applicable only when processed through the official logistics agent to Pyeonchang WInter Olympics and Paralympics, Hanjin. When the shipment arrives at the Incheon Airport, DHL will transfer the shipment to Hanjin for special duty exemption clearance, at the consignee's request. After transfer, Hanjin will clear customs and deliver to the destination, and will impose surcharges to the consignee.
  • In order to receive duty/tax benefits, the shipper needs to indicate "POCOG SEP APPLIED" on the consignee information on the waybill. This is a requirement by the Olympic Committee to identify eligible shipment.
  • For shipments that are not subject to special duty/tax exemption or for De minimis exempt from duty, DHL will clear customs and deliver to the destination. However, from 1st February to 19th March, the entrance to Olympics and Paralympics designated area is restricted for couriers other than the official agent. DHL is making preparations to deliver with no extra charges, and will contact the consignee for an appropriate solution, if necessary. Accurate consignee information (Name, contact number, etc) is necessary for a rapid delivery.
For any inquiries related to the above information, please call 1588-0132 (Mon-Fri, 0900-1800 hrs).