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!