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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 or First-Class Package International Service 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

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

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

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Express Mail International  Flat Rate Envelopes and Flat Rate Boxes

Insurance (222.8)

Available for Express Mail International merchandise shipments only

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$200

No Fee

For insurance coverage above $2,000, add $1.50 for each $500 or fraction thereof, up to a maximum of $5,000 per shipment.

500

2.35

1,000

3.85

1,500

5.35

2,000

6.85

$5,000 max.

$15.85

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 and Sender’s Declaration.

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 (221.52)

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

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

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: The maximum weight is 4 pounds. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Flat Rate Boxes — Medium and Large: The maximum weight is 20 pounds, or the limit set by the individual country, whichever is less. Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Insurance (232.92)

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

 

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

Insured Amount

not over

Fee

$50

$2.45

 

 

100

3.60

Add $1.15 for each additional $100 or fraction of insurance coverage.

200

4.75

300

5.90

400

7.05

 

 

500

8.20

$5,000 max.

$59.95

 

 

Size Limits (231.22)

Maximum length: 42 inches

Maximum length and girth combined: 79 inches

 

 

First-Class Mail International (240) Price Group 3

For the prices and maximum weights for letters, large envelopes (flats), and postcards, see Notice 123, Price List.

 

Size Limits  

Letters: See 241.212

Postcards: See 241.221

Large Envelopes (Flats): See 241.232

 

Airmail M-bags (260) —

Direct Sack to One Addressee Price Group 3

 

Refer to Notice 123, Price List, for the applicable retail, Commercial Base, or Commercial Plus price.

Weight Limit: 66 lbs.

 

Matter for the Blind (270)

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

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

 

 

First-Class Package International Service (250) Price Group 3

For the prices and maximum weights for packages (small packets), see Notice 123, Price List.

Size Limits  

Packages (Small Packets): See 251.22 and 251.23.

 

Extra Services  

Certificate of Mailing (313)

 

Individual Pieces

Fee

Individual article (PS Form 3817)

$1.20

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

0.44

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

 

1.20

 

 

Bulk Quantities

Fee

First 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

$7.05

Each additional 1,000 pieces (or fraction thereof)

0.85

Duplicate copy of PS Form 3606

1.20

 

COD and Certified  

NOT for International Mail

 

International Business Reply Service (382)

Fee: Envelopes up to 2 ounces $1.75; Cards $1.25

 

International Postal Money Order (371)

NOT Available

 

International Reply Coupons (381)

 

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

Registered Mail (330)

Fee: $12.95

Maximum Indemnity: $46.14

Available only for First-Class Mail International,
including postcards, Priority Mail International
Flat Rate Envelopes, Priority Mail International
Small Flat Rate Priced Boxes, and matter for the
blind or other physically handicapped persons.

 

Restricted Delivery (350)

NOT Available for International Mail as of January 27, 2013

 

Return Receipt (340)

Fee: $3.50

Available for Registered Mail only.