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Country Conditions for Mailing — Korea, Republic of

(South Korea)

 

Prohibitions (130)

 

Counterfeit postage stamps.

Documents, books, printed papers, engravings or other articles contrary to public security.

Firearms, sabres, and swords for military use.

Firing caps and loaded metal cartridges for portable firearms.

Machines and paper for making cigarettes.

Salt.

Textile fabrics.

Weights and measures.

Restrictions  

Coins; paper currency; banknotes; currency notes; securities payable to bearer; jewelry; manufactured and unmanufactured platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; and other valuable articles are admitted only if sent in registered First-Class Mail International shipments.

Monthly or weekly journals are admitted to the extent of three copies per person and per issue; they are subject to a permit from the government if they exceed the limit of three copies.

Tobacco and ginseng may only be imported by the Korean government.

Observations  

  1. Articles addressed for delivery in Korea should show the name of the addressee, street, district, town and province in Korea. The address should be shown also in Korean characters, if known.
  2. Service is available only to the provinces comprising the Republic of Korea, i.e., provinces south of the 38th parallel of latitude.
  3. The following is a list of the provinces comprising the Republic of Korea:
  4.  

    Cheju-do

    Cholla-namdo

    Cholla-pukto

    Ch’ungch’ong-namdo

    Ch’ungch’ong-pukto

    *Kangwon-do

    *Kyonggi-do

    Kyongsang-namdo

    Kyongsang-pukto

  5. The provinces marked with the asterisk (*) are divided by the 38th parallel of latitude, and it is the responsibility of the mailers to determine that the post offices to which their parcels are addressed are located south of the 38th parallel. Mail addressed to offices north of the 38th parallel will not be forwarded to destination but will be treated as undeliverable.
  6.  

Customs Forms Required (123)

First-Class Mail International items and Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes:
PS Form 2976 (see 123.61)

Priority Mail International parcels:
PS Form 2976-A inside 2976-E (envelope)

 

 

Global Express Guaranteed (210) Price Group 6

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

0.5

$47.95

24

$294.10

48

$480.10

1

71.75

25

301.85

49

487.85

2

81.60

26

309.60

50

495.60

3

91.45

27

317.35

51

503.35

4

101.30

28

325.10

52

511.10

5

111.15

29

332.85

53

518.85

6

121.00

30

340.60

54

526.60

7

130.85

31

348.35

55

534.35

8

140.70

32

356.10

56

542.10

9

150.55

33

363.85

57

549.85

10

160.40

34

371.60

58

557.60

11

170.25

35

379.35

59

565.35

12

180.10

36

387.10

60

573.10

13

189.95

37

394.85

61

580.85

14

199.80

38

402.60

62

588.60

15

209.65

39

410.35

63

596.35

16

219.50

40

418.10

64

604.10

17

229.35

41

425.85

65

611.85

18

239.20

42

433.60

66

619.60

19

249.05

43

441.35

67

627.35

20

258.90

44

449.10

68

635.10

21

268.75

45

456.85

69

642.85

22

278.60

46

464.60

70

650.60

23

286.35

47

472.35

 

 

Weight Limit: 70 lbs.

 

Insurance (212.5)

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$100

No Fee

For document reconstruction insurance or non-document insurance coverage above $800, add $1.00 per $100 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $2,499 per shipment.

200

$1.00

300

2.00

400

3.00

500

4.00

600

5.00

700

6.00

800

7.00

$2,499 max.

$24.00

 

Value Limit (212.1)

The maximum value of a GXG shipment to this country is $2,499 or a lesser amount if limited by content or value.

 

Size Limits (211.22)

The surface area of the address side of the item to be mailed
must be large enough to completely contain the Global
Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping
label), postage, endorsement, and any applicable markings.
The shipping label is approximately 5.5 inches high and
9.5 inches long.

Maximum length: 46 inches
Maximum width: 35 inches
Maximum height: 46 inches
Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

General Conditions for Mailing  

See Publication 141, Global Express Guaranteed Service Guide, for information about areas served in the destination country, allowable contents, packaging and labeling requirements, tracking and tracing, service standards, and other conditions for mailing.

 

 

Express Mail International (220) Price Group 3

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)



Price

0.5

$29.95

24

$157.05

48

$295.05

1

34.50

25

162.80

49

300.80

2

39.45

26

168.55

50

306.55

3

44.40

27

174.30

51

312.30

4

49.35

28

180.05

52

318.05

5

54.30

29

185.80

53

323.80

6

59.25

30

191.55

54

329.55

7

64.20

31

197.30

55

335.30

8

69.15

32

203.05

56

341.05

9

74.10

33

208.80

57

346.80

10

79.05

34

214.55

58

352.55

11

84.30

35

220.30

59

358.30

12

89.55

36

226.05

60

364.05

13

94.80

37

231.80

61

369.80

14

100.05

38

237.55

62

375.55

15

105.30

39

243.30

63

381.30

16

111.05

40

249.05

64

387.05

17

116.80

41

254.80

65

392.80

18

122.55

42

260.55

66

398.55

19

128.30

43

266.30

 

 

20

134.05

44

272.05

 

 

21

139.80

45

277.80

 

 

22

145.55

46

283.55

 

 

23

151.30

47

289.30

 

 

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Express Mail International  Flat Rate

 

Insurance (222.7)

Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$100

No Fee

For insurance coverage above $2,000, add $1.45 for each $500 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $5,000 per shipment.

200

$0.80

500

2.25

1,000

3.70

1,500

5.15

2,000

6.60

$5,000 max.

$15.30

 

Articles Admitted

Required Customs
Form/Endorsement

Business documents, computer data, shipping documents, check clearances, and commercial papers.

No form required. Endorse item clearly next to mailing label as BUSINESS PAPERS.

Merchandise samples without commercial value, microfiche, and magnetic tapes.

PS Form 2976, Customs CN 22 (Old C 1) and Sender’s Declaration (green label).

Merchandise, advertising materials, and all articles subject to customs duty.

PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, inside a PS Form 2976-E, Customs Declaration Envelope CP 91. Identify contents completely and state whether import license, if required, is attached.

 

 

Size Limits (221.42)

Maximum length: 60 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 108 inches

 

Notes:  

  1. Coins; banknotes; currency notes, including paper money; securities of any kind payable to bearer; traveler’s checks; platinum, gold, and silver; precious stones; jewelry; watches; and other valuable articles are prohibited in Express Mail International shipments to the Republic of Korea.
  2. Express Mail International With Guarantee service — which offers a date-certain, postage-refund guarantee — is available to the Republic of Korea.

Reciprocal Service Name: Speedpost

Country Code: KR

Areas Served: All

 

Priority Mail International (230) Price Group 3

 

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(lbs.)

Price

1

$28.00

16

$87.25

31

$143.50

2

32.50

17

91.00

32

147.25

3

37.00

18

94.75

33

151.00

4

41.50

19

98.50

34

154.75

5

46.00

20

102.25

35

158.50

6

49.75

21

106.00

36

162.25

7

53.50

22

109.75

37

166.00

8

57.25

23

113.50

38

169.75

9

61.00

24

117.25

39

173.50

10

64.75

25

121.00

40

177.25

11

68.50

26

124.75

41

181.00

12

72.25

27

128.50

42

184.75

13

76.00

28

132.25

43

188.50

14

79.75

29

136.00

44

192.25

15

83.50

30

139.75

 

 

Weight Limit: 44 lbs.

 

Note: Ordinary Priority Mail International includes indemnity at no cost based on weight. (See 230.)

 

Priority Mail International  Flat Rate

Flat Rate Envelopes or Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes: $13.95

 

May contain items that may be sent as First-Class Mail International. The maximum weight is 4 lbs.

Flat Rate Boxes: Medium – $45.50; Large – $58.50

The maximum weight is 20 lbs. or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less.

 

Insurance (232.82)

Available for Priority Mail International merchandise parcels only (see 323.72 for markings)

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$50

$2.30

 

 

100

3.40

Add $1.10 for each additional $100 or fraction of insurance coverage.

200

4.50

300

5.60

400

6.70

 

 

500

7.80

$5,000 max.

$57.30

 

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 3

Letters

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

 

 

 

 

1

$0.98

Note: A letter meeting one or more of the nonmachinable characteristics in 241.217 is charged a nonmachinable surcharge of $0.20.

2

1.82

3

2.66

3.5

3.50

Large Envelopes (Flats)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.24

12

$8.84

44

$22.60

2

2.08

16

10.56

48

24.32

3

2.92

20

12.28

52

26.04

4

3.76

24

14.00

56

27.76

5

4.60

28

15.72

60

29.48

6

5.44

32

17.44

64

31.20

7

6.28

36

19.16

 

 

8

7.12

40

20.88

 

 

Packages (Small Packets)

 

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

Weight
not over
(ozs.)

Price

1

$1.44

12

$9.04

44

$22.80

2

2.28

16

10.76

48

24.52

3

3.12

20

12.48

52

26.24

4

3.96

24

14.20

56

27.96

5

4.80

28

15.92

60

29.68

6

5.64

32

17.64

64

31.40

7

6.48

36

19.36

 

 

8

7.32

40

21.08

 

 

 

 

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

Packages (Small Packets): See 241.242 and 241.243

 

Postcards (241.22)

$0.98

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 3

 

Weight not over 11 lbs.

Each additional pound or fraction of a pound

$59.95

5.45

Weight Limit: 66 pounds

 

Matter for the Blind (270)

Free when sent as First-Class Mail International, including Priority Mail International Flat Rate Envelopes and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes. Weight limit: 4 pounds.

Free when sent as Priority Mail International. Weight limit: 15 pounds.

 

Extra Services  

 

Certificate of Mailing (313)

 

Individual Pieces

Fee

Individual article (PS Form 3817)

$1.15

Firm mailing books (PS Form 3877), per article listed (minimum 3)

0.42

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3817 or PS Form 3877 (per page)

 

1.15

 

 

Bulk Quantities

Fee

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

$6.50

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

0.75

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606

1.15

 

COD and Certified  

NOT for International Mail

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.45; Cards $0.95

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

Fee: $2.10

 

Registered Mail (330)

Fee: $11.50

Maximum Indemnity: $46.04

Available for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards and Flat Rate Envelopes
and Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, and matter
for the blind or other physically handicapped
persons. Not applicable to M-bags.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

NOT Available

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $2.30

Available for registered mail and insured
Priority Mail International parcels only.