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: 2021-08-14

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:

for detailed information about export controls to the Republic of Korea the website to view the list of export control items. The Korean Customs Service also maintains a list of prohibited imports to the Republic of Korea.