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Important Information


Revision of the Notification for Express Import Clearance and Real Name Verification for de-minimis

Korea Customs has revised the notification of import clearance for express shipment in June. Please refer to the below summary for major changes and scope of de-minimis to comply with the revised regulation.
  1. Effective date: June 3, 2019 (For new requirement of individual clearance ID in de-minimis will be applied from Sep 2, 2019)
  2. Real name verification for de-minimis
    1) New requirement of individual clearance ID (Personnel Customs Clearance Code) for B2C and C2C shipments: Individual clearance ID (PCCC) or DOB (Date of birth) must be submitted for all B2C and C2C shipment for the de-minimis clearance.
    2) B2C or C2C shipments without individual clearance ID can be held until receiver inform their PCCC to DHL and subjected to additional charge.
  3. The clause which the shipment can be declared again as formal entry is stipulated at the article 12-3 in the notification for express import clearance
    1) The shipment already cleared as de-minimis can be cleared as formal entry when it is sent back to DHL GTW within a month period.
  4. The rest of changes and the detailed scope of sample in de-minimis clearance: article 8 and appendix 3 in the notification for express import clearance
If you would like to seek a better understanding on the regulation, please refer to hereExternal Link / New Window