What is the export customs?
Exports are the domestic goodswhich are to be released to overseas. The goods to be exported must be checked to confirm whether they can be exported according to the External Trade Act and the related laws. As for the payment collection method, whetere there is any restrictions according to the related laws such as the Foreign Exchange Law should be confirmed in advance.
All goods which are to be exported must go through the export customs procedure at the customs. Export customs procedure refers to the procedure where the goods to be exported get the acceptance of declaration after declaring at the customs and get loaded onto the means of transportation which go back and forth between Korea and other countries.
Those who want to export must declare exports to the customs collector in the jurisdiction and get the approval for the goods before they get loaded. Currently, the export declaration can be done through EDI(Electronic Data Interchange) method. Also, the declaration method via the Internet speeds up the clearance in a speedy manner and the press materials such as the newspapers or catalogue can go through the export customs through more simplified method by the simplified export declaration procedures.
By principle, export goods skip the inspection process but when the computerized partial inspection according to the criminal standards, the inspection can be conducted in exceptional cases. When caught in violation of the illegal exports, violation of the marking of the country of origin and the intellectual property rights, you may subject to punishments according to the related laws such as the Customs Law. Therefore, a great caution must be exercised so that incidents like this would not occur.
Goods for which the export declaration has been accepted must be loaded to the means of transportation which come and go between Korea andn overseas within 30 days of the date of acceptance. However when there are unavoidable circumstances such as the changes in the loading schedule, they can get the approval for extending the loading period by the customs collector at the customs. In addition, if they are not loaded within the period of loading, the acceptance of export declaration may get cancelled and you may not be able to get the refund on the duties so you must be careful.
On the other hand, the loading management of the parcels or personal consignment has separate specified procedures to follow.
Also, foreign goods which are carried into the bonded area in Korea may get returned to overseas due to unavoidable circumstancesand the customs procedure follow the return declaration and procedures.