Are there any restrictions on import customs for clothes, hats, and shoes purchased in Korea?

Can fashion items shipped overseas from Korea be sent to individual buyers without any problems at local customs in each country? Are there any restrictions on import customs clearance? ​

In conclusion, clothes, shoes, hats, etc. commonly worn are not subject to special import approval and regulation, except for importing large quantities of goods that are hard to see for personal consumption or products made from endangered species of wild animal and plant species (CITES). This makes it easy for individual buyers to receive their purchases after going through basic import declaration procedures in each country.

However, clothes, shoes, and hats can be classified into various materials and types, and it should be noted that the tariff rate applied by customs may vary depending on the category of each product. For example, clothing can be divided into large tops and bottoms, and the top can be divided into a coat, shirt, cardigan, etc. In the case of coats, they are divided into pieces and fabrics depending on the material’s composition, and they can also be divided into cotton and synthetic fibers. Hats and shoes are also subdivided according to whether they are made of leather or textile fabrics.

As such, the fashion products you deal with have their own HS Code according to different classification standards, which also changes the tariffs and taxes imposed. The table below summarizes the number three (4 digits) of clothing, shoes, and hats, and how much tariff rates are generally applied in each country. More details can be found on the Integrated Trade Information Service, so please refer to it!

Import Duty Rate by Clothing / Shoes / Hat

(HS CODE)

Items

Import Duty

USA

UK

GERMANY

JAPAN

CANADA

AUSTRALIA

편물제

의류

6101/6102

Overcoats

0.9%~28.2%

12%

12%

8.4%~10.9%

18%

10%

6103/6104

Suits, trousers

0%~28.2%

12%

12%

8.4%~10.9%

18%

10%

6105/6106

shirts/blouses

0.9%~32%

12%

12%

9.1%~11.2%

18%

10%

6107/6108

Underclothing

0.8%~16%

12%

12%

8.4%~11.2%

18%

10%

6110

Jersey, pullover, cardigan

0.9%~32%

12%

10.5%~12%

10.9

18%

10%

6111

유아용 의류

0.9%~32%

8%~12%

8.9%~12%

6.4%~11.2%

0%

0%~10%

6115/6116

양말류/장갑

0%~23.5%

8%~12%

8%~12%

6%~11.2%

16%~18%

0%~10%

6117

쇼올, 스카프, 머플러

1.2%~14.6%

8%~12%

8%~12%

5.6%~8.4%

0%~18%

0%~10%

비편물제

/ 직물제

의류

6201/6202

방한류 외투Overcoats

0%~27.7%

12%

12%

11.2%~16%

16%~18%

10%

6203/6204

Suits, trousers

0%~27.9%

12%

12%

11.2%~16%

16%~18%

10%

6205/6206

shirts/blouse

1.1%~26.9%

12%

12%

9%~16%

13%

10%

6207/6208

Underclothing

1.7%~16%

12%

12%

9%~16%

13%

10%

6209

유아용 의류

0%~28.6%

10%

10.50%

7.8%~16%

8%

0%~10%

6212

브래지어, 거들

2.7%~23.5%

6%

6.50%

0%

13%

5%~10%

6213/6214

손수건, 쇼올, 스카프

1.2%~13.2%

8%~10%

8%~10%

6.4%~11.2%

8%

0%~5%

6215/6216

넥타이류, 장갑류

0%~23.5%

6%

6.3%~7.6%

7.8%~13.4%

8%~18%

0%~5%

신발류

6401/6402

고무나 플라스틱 신발

(방수신발 포함)

0%~37.5%

16%

17%

20%~27%

20%

8%~13%

6403

가죽제 갑피의 신발

0%~10%

4%~8%

5%~8%

27%~60%

또는 4800yen/pair 중 큰 금액

0%~17.5%

13%

6404

방직용 섬유제 갑피의 신발

7.5%~48%

16%

17%

10%~60%

또는 4800yen/pair 중 큰 금액

0%~18%

13%

6405

기타 신발류

2.5%~12.5%

2%~16%

3.5%~17%

4.3%~60%

또는 4800yen/pair 중 큰 금액

18%

13%

모자류

6501/6502

모체(완성되지 않은 모자)

0%~10.3%

0%

0%~2.7%

3.4%~3.6%

0

0%~5%

6504

조물재료의 모자

6%~6.8%

0%

0%

5.30%

0%~12.5%

0

6505

방직용 섬유제의 모자

0%~7.9%

2%~4%

2.7%~5.7%

3.8%~7%

0%~15.5%

0%~5%

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