South Korea - Country Commercial Guide
Prohibited and Restricted Imports

Includes a list of goods that are prohibited from being exported to the country or are otherwise restricted.

Last published date: 2022-08-02

Guns, narcotics, pornography, subversive material, treasonous material, and counterfeit goods are prohibited from entering Korea.

Please visit the Bureau of Industry and Security website at:

Click export controls to the Republic of Korea to get more detailed information about export controls and the list of export control items. The Korean Customs Service also maintains a list of prohibited imports to the Republic of Korea.