South Korea - Country Commercial Guide
Trade Barriers

Includes the barriers (tariff and non-tariff) that U.S. companies face when exporting to this country.

Last published date: 2022-08-02

In January 2021, amendments to the Copyright Act were introduced in the National Assembly. Stakeholders have expressed concerns over the amendments, including in the areas of collective licensing; a lack of clarity concerning the scope and application of and possible extensions to the digital audio transmission right; the introduction of portrait rights into the Copyright Act; and possible restrictions on the freedom to contract. The United States continues to engage with Korea on the proposed amendments and urge Korea to ensure that interested stakeholders have meaningful opportunities to provide input.

The 2022 National Trade Estimate

For more information and help with trade barriers, please contact:

International Trade Administration
Enforcement and Compliance
(202) 482-0063
Trade Enforcement