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: 2020-09-21

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: https://www.bis.doc.gov for detailed information about export controls to the Republic of Korea and the website https://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/export-controls/ecitems to view the list of export control items. The Korean Customs Service (https://www.customs.go.kr/english/main.do) also maintains a list of prohibited imports to the Republic of Korea.